As someone who teaches and writes about copyright law, I end up straddling two different worlds. On the one hand, I really do need to understand and be able to teach the details of the copyright statute and the case law construing it. My students need to know the difference between a public performance right under Section 106(4) and a public performance right by digital audio transmission under Section 106(6); they need to know the difference between the statutory licenses available under Section 114 and the statutory licenses available under Section 115.' So, I need to have all of those details pretty well nailed down. At the same time, as an academic who writes normative and historical articles and books about copyright, and who tries to explain to her students why the statute works, or fails to work, the way it does, I need to be pretty well grounded in copyright theory and in the normative premises that are supposed to underlie the law.
Litman, Jessica D. "The Copyright Revision Act of 2026." Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 13, no. 2 (2009): 249-62.