Peter Decherney


Peter Decherney is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching focus on the history of media regulation and on internet policy, specifically the interaction between Hollywood and Washington. He is the author of Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American (Columbia UP, 2005) and many articles on the Hollywood film industry, on the history of media regulation, and on fair use and academia, among other topics. In 2006, along with two colleagues, he successfully petitioned for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors using clips for teaching. In addition to Penn, he has taught at Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, and Tsinghua University (Beijing). He is currently working on a new book on the history and future of Hollywood and copyright law.

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