David Levine is a Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Aside from the copyright and fair use areas for which CIS has become known, Dave's research interests include the operation of intellectual property law at the intersection of the technology field and public life, as well as the impact of copyright law in the arts. Additionally, Dave is examining the regulation of Internet gaming and the current state of employment discrimination law.
Dave's article, "Secrecy and Unaccountability: Trade Secrets in Our Public Infrastructure," will be published in Volume 59 of the Florida Law Review (January 2007), and a draft can be found here. Additionally, Dave has been published in the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal and the Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy, and has been quoted in articles in the Los Angeles Times and Christian Science Monitor. Dave also hosts a talk show on KZSU-FM (Stanford), 90.1 on the dial, entitled "Hearsay Culture" where he interviews people involved with technology. The show airs from 5 to 6 PM PST on Wednesdays, and is available by live stream here and by iTunes podcast here.
After earning a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1994, Dave was the Legislative Aide for the Hon. Sandy Galef, New York State Assemblywoman; additionally, he was the volunteer Field Director for the New York State chapter of the Concord Coalition, with which he remains involved. During law school, Dave was a summer extern for the Hon. Adlai S. Hardin, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of New York.
Upon graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Dave practiced law in Manhattan as an associate in the litigation departments of Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP (formerly Lane & Mittendorf LLP) and thereafter Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP. At Pryor Cashman, Dave worked on a variety of cases in the intellectual property and technology litigation fields for several entertainment and fashion industry clients. Most recently, Dave was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.
Despite the above, Dave has not been drafted by the Yankees.