Professor Bruce Boyden teaches and writes in the areas of copyright, Internet law, privacy, legal history, and civil procedure. His scholarship focuses on the evolution of copyright and privacy law in response to technological and social change. His previous articles include Daly v. Palmer, or the Melodramatic Origins of the Ordinary Observer, 68 Syracuse L. Rev. 147 (2018); Emergent Works, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 377 (2016); Aereo and the Problem of Machine Volition, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 485; Regulating at the End of Privacy, 2013 U. Chi. Legal F. 173; and Games and Other Uncopyrightable Systems, 18 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 439 (2011). He is currently researching the historical development of the doctrine of substantial similarity in copyright law.
Prior to joining the faculty at Marquette, Professor Boyden was a visiting professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Before that, he was in private practice for several years with the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, where his practice focused on copyright, digital rights management, privacy, and Internet law. Professor Boyden is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as an Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. He received his M.A. in history from Northwestern University and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas in history and philosophy.