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278.3S sec. 001 - Copyright Law (Summer 2022)

Instructor: Ben W Depoorter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 105
From July 22, 2022
To August 09, 2022

Summer Quarter: 4
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 29
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 43
As of: 10/18 06:15 PM

This course reviews U.S. federal copyright law regarding creative works. We discuss the purposes of copyright law, investigate the requirements for copyright protection, rules concerning transfers of copyright ownership, the various infringement standards in federal courts, limitations of copyright protection, and remedies for infringement. We consider the constitutional, statutory, and common law dimensions of copyright law and related rights such as anti-circumvention rules. Upon completing a review of copyright law's core legal framework, we examine landmark disputes and recurring topics in some of the primary content industries, including modern art, television and motion pictures, music, literature, photography, databases, software, etc. We cover current controversies in copyright litigation, legislation, and novel topics related to emerging technologies throughout the semester.

All readings for this course are included in Ben Depoorter, Copyright Law: Cases (2021, 3rd ed)
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Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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