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278.33 sec. 001 - Advanced Copyright Seminar (Spring 2021)
Instructor: Pamela Samuelson (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
- M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From January 25, 2021
To May 04, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number: 32248
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 11/30 04:39 AM
The development and deployment of digital technologies have posed many challenges for copyright law over the past few decades, and they continue to do so. This seminar will focus on current or recent cases pending in courts and controversies in the policy arena. Among the cases we will study will be Hachette v. Internet Archive, which challenges the Archive's "controlled digital lending" of electronic copies of physical books, the ASTM v. PublicResource.org case concerning a nonprofit's posting online of building codes that have been adopted as law, and the Supreme Court review of whether Google's use of parts of the Java API for its Android platform infringes Oracle's copyright in the Java API. It will also focus on the Copyright Office's recommendations about Congressional modification to the DMCA safe harbors for Internet Service Providers, exceptions to anti-circumvention rules, and the role of copyright in regulating software-enabled technologies in the age of the Internet of Things. Students will have the opportunity to write a paper that will satisfy the supervised writing requirement, and make presentations about their paper's topic.
It is advisable but not mandatory that students have taken or are taking the Introduction to Intellectual Property or Copyright class, but it is not necessary.
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