Copyright Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /64
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1540-1700 SL258

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of copyright law, the legal regime that governs rights in original and expressive works of authorship (such as books, music, movies, photographs, software, dance, sculptures, paintings, etc’). The major focus will be the Copyright Act and the core issues of copyrightable subject matter; prerequisites for protection; authorship, ownership and transfer of rights; duration; formalities; the bundle of exclusive rights conferred; copyright litigation and what constitutes infringement; fair use and other defenses; and available remedies. We will also discuss the basic philosophical and economic theories motivating copyright law and the way copyright law has adapted to the digital age.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: Students should not take this course if they have taken IP Survey Law (Law 7044) AND one of the following: Trademark Law (Law 7047) or Patent Law (Law 8010) or Trade Secrets Law (Law 7200)

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217995

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Commercial Law , Intellectual Property , Law and Technology

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM

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