Annemarie Bridy is a Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law, where she teaches intellectual property and technology law. Her research focuses on the impact of disruptive technologies on legal frameworks for the protection of intellectual property and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. An active scholar, Professor Bridy has published numerous law review articles and book chapters, many of them on the evolving role of online intermediaries in digital anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting operations. She has been interviewed on Internet law topics for national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, and NPR’s Marketplace Tech Report. In 2014, she testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on the safe harbor provisions in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In addition to her faculty appointment at Idaho, she has held visiting appointments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). She is a contributor to CITP’s Freedom to Tinker blog.
Before entering academia, Professor Bridy was a litigation associate at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia. She clerked for the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Bridy is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., summa cum laude), the University of California, Irvine (M.A., Ph.D.), and the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude). At U.C. Irvine, she was a Humanities Predoctoral Fellow and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellow in the Humanities.