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Tyler T. Ochoa, Professor of Law

Tyler T. Ochoa

Professor Ochoa is a recognized expert in copyright law and rights of publicity. He joined the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2003, and he served as Academic Director of the High Technology Law Institute for the 2005-2006 academic year. Prior to joining Santa Clara Law, Professor Ochoa served as a professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School. He has also served as a clerk for the Honorable Cecil F. Poole of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an associate with the law firm of Brown & Bain in Palo Alto, California, where he specialized in copyright and trade secret litigation involving computer software. He is also a two-time “Jeopardy!” champion and a champion on “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.

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The Courthouse of Mouse: How the Public Domain Benefits Art

By Tyler Ochoa
As Disney’s 1928 film “Steamboat Willie” enters the public domain, Professor Tyler Ochoa breaks down the ins and outs of this complex legal process.
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