278.31 sec. 001 - Copyright Law (Fall 2019)
Instructor: Andrew M Gass (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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- Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 132
From August 20, 2019
To November 22, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32616
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
This survey course will present an overview of U.S. copyright law and policy. The main purpose of the class is to give students the tools to understand, navigate, form sophisticated opinions about, and rethink in creative ways a wide range of current and future copyright law problems. The course thus addresses both (a) theory and policy (i.e., what the law should be, and why), and (b) copyright logistics (i.e., how the law actually works).
Topics to be discussed throughout the semester include, among many others:
--Constitutional limits on the scope of copyright protection
--Practical obstacles to copyright enforcement
--The importance of the public domain
--Internet platforms and secondary liability
--The complex universe of music copyright
--The relative salience of incentives for creation and other considerations in copyright law and policy
The course will be taught by Andy Gass. Andy is a partner at Latham & Watkins, where he litigates copyright cases in the music and technology industries. He has been teaching this subject matter at Berkeley since 2011. For further information on his background and practice, see https://www.lw.com/people/andrew-gass.
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Required Books are in blue
- Copyright in a Global Information Economy
Julie E. Cohen, et al.
Edition: 4th ed, 2015
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
e-Book Available: unknown
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided