278.33 sec. 1 - Advanced Copyright Seminar (Fall 2013)
Instructor: Pamela Samuelson (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 111
Course Start: August 27, 2013
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49678
Copyright law is very much in ferment today. This seminar will focus both on issues in litigation and issues under consideration by Congress. Litigation issues will include considering the proper scope of the derivative work right, such as the Salinger v. Colting case, challenging fair use issues, such as those presented in the Authors Guild v. Google case, and identifying circumstances under which damages should be awarded instead of injunctive relief. Legislative issues will include whether to allow free reuse of orphan works, whether sound recording copyright owners should get public performance rights, and whether the U.S. should give individual authors attribution rights. International copyright issues, such as intermediary liability standards in response to peer to peer file sharing, will also get some attention.
Students should have taken introduction to intellectual property or copyright law, or at least be taking one of these courses simultaneously with the seminar.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.