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278.7 sec. 001 - IP in the Music Industry (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Peter S. Menell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Daniel J. Schacht  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Tu 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
    Location: Law 115
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 23
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This course will examine copyright law, talent agent regulation, the right of publicity, and other legal issues relating to the music industry from a variety of perspectives: historical, business, legal, social, technological, and ethical. It will pay special attention to the practice of music law and policy issues raised by the digital revolution. The course will be taught predominantly through a series of in-depth case files focusing on representation of talent, infringement standards, music mashups, online enforcement, compulsory license rate-setting, artist compensation, and termination of transfers.

Interested students must submit an application form that is available at the bottom of this course page under "Supplemental File." The instructors will consider students' prior background and experience in the music field and career interests. The instructors will inform students of the selection decisions soon after the course selection window closes. Applications are due November 8th.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Intellectual Property Law or Copyright Law

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

The following file is available for this course:

Supplemental File

If you are the instructor or their FSU, you may edit your files on this page.

No reader.

Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.

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