Matt Jackson, Ph.D.

College of Communications

The Pennsylvania State University

105 Carnegie Building

University Park, PA 16802-5101

Office: (814) 863-6419   mattj@psu.edu

 

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

July 2004 – Present: Associate Professor of Communications and Department Head, Department of Telecommunications, College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  

 

Courses taught: Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications, Media Programming Strategies, Telecommunications Regulation, Internet Law, Communications Law, Telecommunications Policy (graduate course), Copyright Law (graduate course), Broadcast/Cable Management, First Year Seminar, Graduate Colloquium.

 

August 1998 – June 2004: Assistant Professor of Communications, College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  Deans’ Excellence Award for Integrated Scholarship, 2003.  Courses taught: See above.

 

August 1996 – May 1998: Associate Instructor, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1996, 1997.

            Courses taught: Fundamentals of Production, Telecommunications Industries and Management. 

 

June 1995: Instructor, Summer Journalism Institute-University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 

            Course taught: Broadcast Journalism.

 

August 1994 - May 1995: Graduate Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

            Course taught: Fundamentals of Radio and Television Production.

 

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

April 2006: Research Fellow, Centre for Media and Communications Law, University of Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia.

January-February 2006: Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Course taught: New Media Law and Culture.

 

EDUCATION

1998: Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  Emphasis: law and policy.  Minor: law.  G.P.A. 3.95/4.0       

            Dissertation: “Controlling Technology: Internet Service Providers and Copyright Liability.”  Kenneth Harwood Award for Outstanding Dissertation, Broadcast Education Association, 1999.

 

1995: M.A. in Mass Communication, with Distinction, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.         

G.P.A.  4.0/4.0    Thesis: “Television, Radio, and Divergent Thinking.”

 

1992: B.S. in Telecommunication with High Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.            

Minor: English.   G.P.A.  3.64/4.0

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Jackson, Matt.  (In press).  Copyright in the U.S. (In press).  In William Babcock and William H. Freivogel (Eds.), Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (In press).  Copyright (In press).  In Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Communication.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (In press).  Copyright (updated entry).  In Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 998-1002).  Oxford: Blackwell.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2001-2013).  Regulating cable communications.  In W. Wat Hopkins (Ed.), Communication and the Law (205-223).  Vision Press.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2008).  Copyright.  In Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 998-1002).  Oxford: Blackwell.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2007).  Finding safe harbors for speech: Internet service providers.  In Peter Yu (Ed.), Intellectual Property and Information Wealth, Vol. 1 (pp. 307-320).  London: Praeger.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2002).  Copyright.  In Jorge Reina Schement (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (pp. 193-96).  New York: Macmillan.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997).  Residuals.  In Horace Newcomb (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Television (pp. 1369-70).  Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

 

 

REFEREED JOURNALS AND LAW REVIEWS

Jackson, Matt.  (2006).  Protecting digital television: Controlling copyright or consumers? Media and Arts Law Review, 11, 3.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2006).  The technological revolution will not be televised: Canadian copyright and internet transmissions, Michigan State Law Review, 1, 133-152.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2003).  Harmony or discord? The pressure toward conformity in international copyright.  IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, 43, 607-643.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2003).  From broadcast to webcast: Copyright law and streaming media.  Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 11, 447-482.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2002).  From private to public: Reexamining the technological basis for copyright.  Journal of Communication, 52, 416-33.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2002).  One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: An Historical Analysis of Copyright Liability.  Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, 20, 367-415. 

Republished in the West Legal Publishing anthology Intellectual Property Law Review as one of the top intellectual property articles of the year: Intellectual Property Law Review, 35, 383-432 (2003).

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2001).  Using technology to circumvent the law: The DMCA’s push to privatize copyright.  Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, 23, 607-46.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2000).  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act: A proposed amendment to accommodate free speech.  Communication Law & Policy, 5, 61-92.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2000).  Privatizing global culture.  The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 1 (2), 105-112.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997).  Linking copyright to homepages.  Federal Communications Law Journal, 49, 731-59.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997).  The troubling lessons of Arthur’s Teacher Trouble: Old stereotypes in a new commodity.  Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 22 (1), 30-36 (special issue: Beyond the Written Word).

 

Friedman, D. R., & Jackson, Matt (co-author).  (1996). Alachua Free-Net: Searching for the First Amendment at one outpost on the information highway. Communication Law &Policy, 1,437-67.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1995).  Commerce versus art: The transformation of fair use.  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 39, 190-199.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Jackson, Matt.  (In press).  Book review of Ordering Chaos in Communication for Development and Social Change.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (2007).  Book review of Intellectual Property Rights and Communications in Asia in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 84 (3), 643-44.

 

Jackson, Matt.(2003, Summer).Syndication Marketplace. The Community College Journalist 31(2) 24-26

 

Jackson, Matt. (2000).  New copyright provision ruling signals paradigm shift in the law.  Communication Law & Policy Division News 9 (1), 6.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1999).  Learning with teaching portfolios.  In Jeremy Cohen (Ed.), A Culture for Learning (pp. 96-97).

 

Gantz, W. & Jackson, M. (equal co-author).  (October 1997).  Sony Playstation Research Project (Report commissioned by Sony Corporation of America).  Bloomington, IN: Institute for Communication Research, Indiana University.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997, Summer).  Chicago convention offers plenty for grad students.  Media Law Notes 24 (4), 6.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997, Spring).  Recent Internet copyright decisions.  Media Law Notes 24 (3), 8.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1997, Winter).  What--Me Worry?  Media Law Notes 24 (2), 8.

 

Jackson, Matt.  (1996, Summer).  Legal research central to many issues.  Media Law Notes 23 (4), 4-5.

 

 

EDITORSHIPS

Articles Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal, 1996 - 1998.

Associate Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal, 1995 - 1996.

 

 

SCHOLARLY CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2011, November.  Panelist, “Private property and public lives,” Governance of Social Media Workshop, Washington, DC.

 

2011, May.  Chair and Respondent , “Diversity, Participation and Localism in Communications Policy Making,” International Communications Association, Chicago, IL.

 

2009, May.  Chair and Respondent , “Media Governance: Understanding Processes of Content Control,” International Communications Association, Chicago, IL.

 

2008, June.  Panelist, “Copyright and Free Speech,” Academic Research, National Media Reform Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2007, August.  Panelist,  The Future of Media Law and Policy,” Law division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington, DC.

 

2007, May.  Panelist,  Issues in Contemporary Communication Law and Policy,” Law and Policy division, International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

2006, April.  “Protecting digital television: Controlling copyright or consumers?” Invited speaker, Centre for Media and Communications Law, University of Melbourne School of Law, Melbourne, Australia.

 

2005, June.  Panelist, “P2P File Sharing: Pirates or Revolutionaries?” Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD.

 

2005, May.  Panelist, “Fair Use and Creativity: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Research,” Law and Policy division, International Communication Association, New York, NY.

 

2005, May.  Commentator, Third Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference "Digital Silk Road: A Look at the First Decade of China's Internet Development and Beyond," Michigan State University College of Law and The Quello Center, East Lansing, MI.

 

2005, April.  Panelist, “W(h)ither the Middleman: The Role and Future of Intermediaries in the Information Age,”  Michigan State University College of Law and The Quello Center, East Lansing, MI.

 

2005, April.  Panelist, Distance Learning Roundtable, National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) annual Academic Seminar, San Francisco, CA.

 

2005, February.   Panelist, Intellectual Property & Communications Law and Policy Scholars Roundtable, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law, East Lansing, MI.

 

2004, August.  Panelist, “File Sharing and the Music Industry: Current legal and policy issues.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto, CA.

 

2004, June.  Panelist, “Peer to Peer File Sharing: Civil Disobedience or Simple Opportunism,” Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD.

 

2004, February.   Intellectual Property & Communications Law and Policy Scholars Roundtable, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law, February 2004, East Lansing, MI.

 

2003, November.  “Law, technology, and the control of content.”  Presented at the Digital Dynamics conference sponsored by the International Communication Association, the European Consortium for Communication Research and the International Association for Mass Communication Research, Loughborough, England.

 

2003, September.  “The technological revolution will not be televised: Canadian copyright and internet transmissions.”  Presented at the annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Alexandria, VA..

 

2003, August.  Panelist, “Copyright and the First Amendment: What’s left of the public domain after Eldred v. Ashcroft?”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kansas City, MO.

 

2003, August.  Panelist, “Will communications policy preserve localism and diversity?”  Presented to the Communication Technology and Policy and Media Management and Economics divisions at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kansas City, MO.

 

2003, August.  Syndication marketplace: How to get students excited about ratings, revenues, negotiating, and most of all…learning!”  Presented at the Mini-plenary Teaching Poster session at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kansas City, MO.

 

2003, June.  Co-author with Hagopian, Kevin.  “Sanitizing mass culture: Law, technology, and the Clean Flicks controversy.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2003, May.  “Copyright and the shifting borders between private commerce and public discourse.”  Presented to the Communication Law & Policy division at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

 

2002, September.  “From broadcast to webcast: copyright law and streaming media.”  Presented at the annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Alexandria, VA.

 

2002, August.  Panelist, “Conducting and Teaching Legal Research Methods.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Miami Beach, FL.

 

2002, May.  “Commerce versus culture: Searching for conformity amid the clash of values in international copyright law.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

2002, April.  Panelist, “Copyright in the Private Sector: An Engine of Free Expression or a Tool of Private Censorship?”  Presented at Cardozo School of Law Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Copyright Symposium, New York, NY.

 

2001, August.  Panelist, “Intellectual property: Who holds the title for courses?” Presented to the Communication Technology & Policy and Law Divisions at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.

 

2001, May.  “Copyright, technology, and the threat to alternative voices.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Cinema Studies, Washington, DC.

 

2001, April.  “Using technology to circumvent the law: The DMCA’s push to privatize copyright.”  Paper presented at the 13th Annual Comm/Ent Computer Law Symposium: Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA.

 

2000, November.  Panelist, “Author v. Author: Does copyright stifle the progress of the Arts?”  Presented at the Washington Area Lawyers For the Arts annual Arts and Entertainment Law Symposium, Washington, DC.

 

2000, September.  “Technology and the changing nature of copyright enforcement.”  Presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Alexandria, VA .

 

2000, August.  “Teaching Internet Law.” Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

2000, August.  “Circumventing copyright with controlling technology.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

1999, November.  “Copyright and consolidation: Cause for concern?”  Presented at the Washington Area Lawyers For the Arts annual Arts and Entertainment Law Symposium, Washington, DC.

 

1999, September.  “An historical analysis of copyright liability.”  Presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Alexandria, VA.

 

1999, May.  “The Impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on OSP Liability.”  Presented to the Communication Law & Policy Interest Group at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

1997, July.  “Treaties and contracts: The future of legal scholarship in communication programs.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

1997, July.  “The National Program Service: A new beginning?”  Presented to the Media Management and Economics Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

1997, July.  “State influence on public television: A case study of Indiana and Kentucky.”  Presented to the Media Management and Economics Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

1997, May.  “Public television: An ethical framework.”  Presented to the Mass Communications Division at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

 

1997, May.  “Determining the origins of copyright.”  Presented to the Communication Law & Policy Interest Group at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

 

1997, April.  “Creating a copyright liability standard for online service providers.”  Presented to the Law & Policy Division at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

 

1996, August.  “Linking copyright to home pages.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Anaheim, CA.  Top Student Paper.

 

1996, May.  “Television, radio, and divergent thinking.”  Presented to the Information Systems Division at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.  Top Student Paper.

 

1995, August.  Co-author with Friedman, David.R.  “Alachua Free-Net: Searching for the First Amendment at one outpost on the information highway.”  Presented to the Law Division at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C. Honorable Mention, special competition for Law Division.

 

1995, March.  “Commerce versus art: The transformation of fair use.”  Presented to the Law Division at the Southeast Regional Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Gainesville, FL.

 

 

OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2010, March.  Invited lecture, “Copyright, Fair Use and Plagiarism,” Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, Office of Research Protections, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

 

2008, September.  Invited lecture, “Your Rights and Copyrights.” Constitution Day Project, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

 

2008, September.  Invited lecture, “Life Isn’t Always Fair: Copyright and Fair Use.” Office of Research Protections Colloquium Series, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

 

2008, August.  Invited lecture, “Copyright and the Teach Act.” Learning Design Summer Camp, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

 

2005, October.  Invited lecture, “Copyright and New Technologies.”  Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

2005, October.  Invited lecture, “Copyright and Culture.”  Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

2003, November.  Invited lecture, “Copyright and International Harmonization.”  International Intellectual Property Law course, King’s College School of Law, London, England.

 

2002, July.  “Intellectual Property Issues and China’s Entry into the World Trade Organization.”  Paper presented at a special symposium at The People’s University, Beijing, China.

 

2002, March.  Panelist, “Values and the Media: From News to Napster.”  Rock Ethics Institute Symposium, University Park, PA.

 

2001, February.  “Copyright and Napster.”  Interview on Take Note, WPSX-TV.

 

1999, November.  “Controlling technology with copyright.”  Speaker, Selector’s Forum, sponsored by the Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA.

 

1998, November.  “Policy perspectives on digital technology.”  Presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Engineering Conference, Hershey, PA.