Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Michael W. Carroll is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University. He teaches and writes about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. Professor Carroll's research focuses on the search for balance in intellectual property law over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. His research includes projects about the social costs imposed by one-size-fits-all intellectual property rights and about the history of copyright in music.

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Supreme Court unlikely to ‘break the internet’ over Google, Twitter cases

By: - February 27, 2023

“These are not, like, the nine greatest experts on the internet,” noted Justice Elena Kagan – a reference to herself and fellow colleagues on the Supreme Court. Depsite this, the justices are being asked to negotiate complex arguments that could have wide implications for online providers and ultimately everyone who uses the internet. Their rulings […]