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278.7 sec. 1 - IP in the Entertainment Industries (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Peter S. Menell (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile) If you are the instructor or their FSU, you may edit your files. Readers: Books:
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Meeting Time: Th 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 145
Course Start: January 13, 2011
The course will examine copyright and other legal issues relating to film, television, music, and multimedia in industrial context. Each industry will be examined from a variety of perspectives, detailing the business, legal, social, and ethical issues encountered by practitioners as well as the policy issues raised by the digital revolution. The course will be organized around six principal areas: acquisition of intellectual property rights; representation of talent; project planning, dealmaking, and production in the motion picture and television industries; the traditional music industry; the digital revolution; and multi- and new media projects. The course will be taught predominantly through a series of in-depth case files. There will also be a day-long visit to Warner Brothers Studios for a tour and meetings with studio lawyers. Students will need to arrange their own transportation for the trip -- which can run about $150 for air fare and ground transportation (lunch will be provided).
Due to the field trip and other aspects of the class, enrollment is limited to 24 students. Interested students are required to submit an application form to the box outside Boalt 354 or via email to Jennifer Zahgkuni
Introduction to Intellectual Property (concurrent enrollment is acceptable) or Copyright Law
A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.
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