James M. Burger


Partner, Thomas Coburn LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A. (Honors) New York University, M.A. New York University, J.D. (cum laude) New York University

Jim Burger is in the Thompson Coburn Intellectual Property and Lobbying & Policy practices, where he represents technology companies. He was a Sr. Director in...

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Jim Burger is in the Thompson Coburn Intellectual Property and Lobbying & Policy practices, where he represents technology companies. He was a Sr. Director in Apple’s Law Department responsible for world-wide government affairs. On behalf of technology companies, he lobbied issues such as fair use, the Audio Home Recording Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; he has been lead counsel in a variety of multi-industry content protection efforts. He also advises the Wikimedia foundation on copyright issues such as SOPA/PIPA. He was an Adjunct Professor at University of Virginia Law School.

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"ClearPlay says it doesn't support VidAngel in streaming rights case," coverage by Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), February 23, 2017, mentioning Adjunct Professor James Burger.

"Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play," coverage by NPR, November 26, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor James Burger. Further coverage is in All Access Music Group, December 1, 2014. 

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"ClearPlay says it doesn't support VidAngel in streaming rights case," coverage by Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), February 23, 2017, mentioning Adjunct Professor James Burger.

"Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play," coverage by NPR, November 26, 2014, quoting Adjunct Professor James Burger. Further coverage is in All Access Music Group, December 1, 2014. 

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