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278.31 sec. 1 - Copyright Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Pamela Samuelson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: August 25, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49805

This course will begin with a discussion of the purposes of copyright law, will proceed to investigate the subject matter of copyright protection, criteria that works must meet to be eligible, who owns copyrights, what types of conduct authors have rights to control (and not control) certain kinds of uses of their works, special rules concerning transfers of rights, infringement standards, and remedies for infringement, and will consider constitutional, statutory, and common law dimensions of copyright and related rights such as anti-circumvention rules. Current controversies in copyright litigation, legislation, and scholarship will also be covered.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Copyright in a Global Information Economy
    Julie E. Cohen, et al.
    Edition: 3d
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9780735591967
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Copyright in a Global Information Economy: Case and Statutory Supplement
    Julie E. Cohen, et al.
    Edition: 2014
    Publisher: Aspen
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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