Intellectual Property: Copyright

Details

Course Code:
LAW 4007
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 324) This course provides an introduction to copyright law and policy. Students will learn the fundamental substantive and procedural features of copyright law, including subject matter requirements and limitations on protection with respect to validity, infringement, and defenses, as well as the boundaries between federal copyright law and other IP regimes. It will explore the source and nature of copyright protection, as well as the various justifications offered for such protection. In addition to familiarity with the Copyright Act and extensive case law, students will gain an understanding of copyright policy. Whose work should be protected, to what extent, and under what circumstances? Which unauthorized uses should count as infringing, and why? Special emphasis will be placed on the evolution of copyright in the digital era, since copyright law has evolved nearly constantly, in connection with new technologies, creative practices, and business models, as well as legislative and political shifts. There is no prerequisite for this course. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Exam.

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Intellectual Property: Copyright LAW 4007 Section 01 Class #20428

  • 3 Units

Notes: In-class Final.

Exam:
    • Details to come
  • Tue Thu

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Autumn

Intellectual Property: Copyright LAW 4007 Section 01 Class #29174

  • 3 Units

Notes: In-class Final.

Exam:
    • In-class Final
    • Scheduled
  • Room: Room 180 - (2-days only)
  • @

2015-2016 Autumn

Intellectual Property: Copyright LAW 324 Section 01 Class #16739

  • 3 Units

Notes: In-class Final.

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