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278.3S sec. 001 - Copyright Law (Summer 2023)

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 140
From July 21, 2023
To August 08, 2023

Summer Quarter: 4
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 43
As of: 08/24 11:52 PM

This course reviews U.S. federal copyright law regarding creative works. We consider copyright law's constitutional, statutory, and common law dimensions, and related rights such as anti-circumvention rules. 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. After reviewing copyright law's core legal framework, we examine landmark disputes and recurring topics in the primary content industries, including modern art, television and motion pictures, music, literature, photography, databases, software, etc. Throughout the semester, we cover current controversies in copyright litigation, legislation, and novel topics related to emerging technologies.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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