E. Michael Harrington
DR. E. MICHAEL HARRINGTON was the expert witness responsible for freeing the
iconic civil rights anthem, !We Shall Overcome” in 2018. He co-authored two success-
ful amicus briefs for defendants Led Zeppelin and Katy Perry in the U. S. Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2020 & 2022 and has served as consultant in hundreds
of music copyright & IP matters involving Apple, Amazon, Buena Vista, Walt Disney,
HBO, Samsung, Blurred Lines, Busta Rhymes, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Marvel, EA, 50
Cent, Tupac, the Chicks, Steve Perry, Adele, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Lil Wayne, Kanye
West, Danger Mouse, Vince Gill, T-Pain, Steven Spielberg, USPS and more.
Harrington served as expert at the U.S. Copyright Office and World Intellectual Prop-
erty Organization’s symposium !Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” at the
Library of Congress on February 5, 2020. He created the Berklee College of Music/
Coursera Copyright Law In The Music Business class/MOOC which has been taken by
students from 176 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the Berklee Graduate Music
Business Law and Music Business Capstone classes.
Harrington has been interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN,
Forbes, Esquire, Fox, Bloomberg Law, Wall Street Journal, Time, NPR, PBS, BBC, ABC,
CBS, NBC, CBC and more, and spoken at more than 400 music conferences, bar associa-
tions, law schools and universities including Harvard Law, BC Law, GWU Law, Cardo-
zo Law, Brooklyn Law, Penn State Law, Boston Bar, Beverly Hills Bar, Texas Bar,
American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar, NYIPLA, SF Music Tech, Future of Music
Coalition, Rotary International and others.