Law 644:  Copyright Law

This course offers an in-depth look at copyright law, with special emphasis on the application of traditional copyright principles to new technologies and media of expression. We will explore the range of copyrightable subject matter (from literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial, audiovisual and architectural works to computer software), issues of ownership and transferability, issues pertaining to the reproduction, distribution and performance of copyrighted works and the creation of derivative works, issues concerning fair use and parody, issues regarding remedies for infringement, and certain issues pertaining to international protection for copyrights. This course will not address patent, trademark and other intellectual property protection issues other than in a highly abbreviated fashion for purposes of distinguishing those types of protection from copyright.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: Final Examination

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