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276 sec. 1 - Music Entertainment Law (Spring 2012)
"IP in the Music Industries"

Instructor: David M. Given  
Instructor: Elliot Cahn  
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Units: 1
Meeting Time: Th 6:25-8:20
Meeting Location: 240

Course Start: January 12, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49924


This course will examine copyright and other aspects of intellectual property relating to the music industry. The 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 acquisition of intellectual property rights; representation of talent; dealmaking, and production in the traditional music industry and in the industry as affected by the digital revolution. The course will be taught predominantly through a series of in-depth case files, and will be taught by two practitioners who have been involved for most of their careers in both transactional and litigation matters related to music.

The class will meet every other week for two hours.

Prerequisites:
Informal Prerequisite: A working knowledge of basic copyright and trademark law will be presumed. Thus, Introduction to Intellectual Property should be taken either prior to or concurrently with this course.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Business Law
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

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