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278.7 sec. 001 - Music Law Practice (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Peter S Menell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Daniel Schacht  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Law 240
From January 12, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 12, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 17
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course provides students with an opportunity to experience music law practice. After reviewing the fundamentals of pertinent intellectual property law (copyright, trademark, right of publicity), music industry structure, and relevant institutions, students will work through a series of in-depth case files focusing on talent representation, negotiating agreements, infringement standards, music mashups, online enforcement, termination of copyright transfers, artist compensation, and legislative reform.

Enrollment in the class will be limited to 18 students. 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 5th.

Due to the public health situation, one of the co-instructors will likely participate via Zoom to accommodate a health issue.

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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

A working knowledge of basic contract, copyright, and trademark law will be presumed. Thus, students must have taken either Intellectual Property Law OR Copyright Law prior to enrolling in this course. LLM students who have studied copyright law prior to enrolling at Berkeley Law will be eligible.

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

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A reader will be used in this class.

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