Andrew Moshirnia


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Personal profile


Dr. Andrew Moshirnia is a Senior Lecturer at Monash BLT. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he, as a staff writer for the Berkman Center's Digital Media Law Project, analyzed copyright infringement actions and takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He clerked in Chicago for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and taught telecommunications law at DePaul as an adjunct professor. He later clerked in Los Angeles for the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He worked as the Empirical IP Fellow at Chicago-Kent. He taught copyright law and legal writing for the Program in International Intellectual Property Law and was a member of the Chicago IP Colloquium faculty.

Dr. Moshirnia has a Ph.D. in educational technology, with a concentration in statistics, from the University of Kansas. He worked for several years at firms in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. He has published several articles in law reviews and education technology journals, including a co-authored behavioral economics study of whether legal argument matters in decision making. 

Research interests

His current research focuses on the intersection of intellectual property rights and national security.


  • National Security
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications
  • Game Theory

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Research Output 2007 2018

I fought the Shaw: a game theory framework and approach to the district courts' struggle with IPR estoppel

Moshirnia, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. 17, 2, p. 411-421 11 p.

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Open Access

No security through obscurity: changing circumvention law to protect our democracy against cyberattacks

Moshirnia, A., 2018, In : Brooklyn Law Review. 83, 4, p. 1279-1344 66 p.

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Precious and worthless: a comparative perspective on loot boxes and gambling

Moshirnia, A. V., 2018, In : Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology . 20, 1, p. 77-114 38 p.

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Typhoid Mario: video game piracy as viral vector and national security threat

Moshirnia, A. V., 2018, In : Indiana Law Journal. 93, 4, p. 975-1032 58 p., 2.

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In all fairness: using political broadcast doctrine to tailor public campaign fund matching

Moshirnia, A. & Dozeman, A., 2015, In : University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. 48, 3, p. 641-699 59 p.

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Open Access

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Contribution to conference

Secure Democracy, Secure Voting

Andrew Moshirnia (Invited speaker)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference