Copyright Law

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/44
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will provide a basic overview of copyright law, the legal regime governing rights in original works of authorship (books, music, movies, photographs, software, etc’). The major focus will be the Copyright Act and the core issues of copyrightable subject matter, prerequisites for protection, ownership and transfer, the bundle of rights conferred, what constitutes infringement, defenses, and available remedies. We will briefly touch on fundamental issues in the philosophy and economics of copyright law, international copyright law, and digital copyrights.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: Students will be given a take-home exam on the last day of class.  Students will be expected to upload their answer document to EXPO by the deadline (to be announced by the instructor), which will be no later than two weeks after the last class session. 
Final Exam Notes:

Students will be given a take-home exam on the last day of class.  Students will be expected to upload their answer document to EXPO by the deadline (to be announced by the instructor), which will be no later than two weeks after the last class session. 


Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This traditionally semester-long course is "short" because it will be compressed from Sept. 19, 2016 - Nov. 4, 2016

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
116820677
Law No.
LAW8009
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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