Annemarie Bridy is Copyright Counsel at Google. She is also an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. Prior to joining Google, Dr. Bridy was the Allan G. Shepard Professor of Law at the University of Idaho, where she taught a range of courses in intellectual property and information law. She has testified before Congress on the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is widely published on topics relating to Internet governance, platform liability and responsibility for third-party speech, and online anti-piracy enforcement. She has also published on the implications of artificial intelligence for copyright authorship and the intersection of copyright law and literary theory. Dr. Bridy has been interviewed on IP and tech law topics for national media outlets including The LA Times, Marketplace Tech Report, Bloomberg News, Ars Technica, The Verge, and The ABA Journal. She has also been a guest on the TechDirt and Reply All podcasts.
As a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Idaho, Dr. Bridy received the Mid-Career Faculty Award and was a five-time winner of the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. She was active in the leadership of both the Intellectual Property Law Section and the Internet and Computer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She also served as the faculty advisor for the Student Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Society and the Idaho Law Review’s Annual Symposium.
Before entering academia, Dr. Bridy was a litigation associate at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP 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.
Dr. Bridy holds a BA, summa cum laude and with distinction, from Boston University; an MA and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine; and a JD, magna cum laude, from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. At the University of California, Dr. Bridy was a Humanities Predoctoral Fellow and an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow in the Humanities. She is a member of the Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.