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Copyright Law

This course presents both the substantive law of copyrights and its role within the larger framework of intellectual property law. Topics to be covered include copyrightability requirements; the subject matter that can, and cannot, be protected; the rights that copyright law gives to authors, including the rules governing initial authorship and the transfer of rights; statutory privileges, such as that of fair use, that are designed to protect the public interest in access to creative works; and the pre-emption of state laws. Throughout the course, we will grapple with the challenge that new copying technologies pose to traditional copyright doctrines. Evaluation: Final Examination. Class participation will be considered in determining the final grade Teaching Method: Lecture and discusion Texts: Prerequisites:


Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 652
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Practice AreaProperty Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Copyright Law
Faculty: DiCola, Peter C. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 30



Fall 2012
Title: Copyright Law
Faculty: DiCola, Peter C. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 45



Fall 2010
Title: Copyright Law
Faculty: DiCola, Peter C. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 45