Peter C. DiCola

Professor of Law
Searle Research Fellow


Biography

Peter DiCola uses empirical methods and applied economic models to study intellectual property law, media regulation, and their intersection. He received his JD and his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan. His research has centered on the music industry and related industries. In graduate school, he worked with the non-profit Future of Music Coalition on many research projects and he continues to serve on its board of directors. His current work focuses on copyright law’s regime for digital sampling and deregulation in the radio industry.


Areas of Expertise

  • Law and Economics
  • Broadcast Regulation
  • Copyright Law


Selected Publications

  • Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians’ Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives.
  • An Information-Gathering Approach to Copyright Policy in 34 cardozo law review 173-247 (2012) (with Matthew Sag).
  • Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling (Duke University Press, 2011) (with Kembrew McLeod).
  • An Economic View of Legal Restrictions on Musical Borrowing and Appropriation in Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property 235-249 (University of Chicago Press, 2011).
  • Choosing Between the Necessity and Public Interest Standards in FCC Review of Media Ownership Rules in 106 michigan law review 101-133 (October 2007).
  • Employment and Wage Effects of Radio Consolidation in Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics 57 (Philip Napoli ed., Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2006).

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Education

  • AB, Princeton University
  • JD, University of Michigan
  • PhD in Economics, University of Michigan

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Law Clerkship, September 2007-August 2008, The Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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