LAW Advanced Copyright Law

Mr. Jerry Cohen,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Co-taught by Cohen and Fischer


Copyright and related rights are at the heart of the software, entertainment, and new media industries. The topics covered in the course will include the development of new rights for the new media, telecommunications, use power (through the Internet and photocopying), copyright term limits, click-through and shrink-wrap licenses, copyrights in action through transactions, fair use, international copyright and database rights, copyright infringement of music, and the nuts and bolts of litigation.


Faculty comments: The Advanced Copyright Seminar gives participants the opportunity i) to think about the future of copyright and what copyright law should be in both the new and traditional media, as well as ii) to learn the practical applications of copyright in the ‘copyright industries’ including music, film, computer software, Internet distribution, enablement of collaborative authorship/wikis/virtual worlds, user-generated content, architecture, fine arts (visual and performance) and adjuncts of copyright law including vessel design , semiconductors/mask works, technical measures to limit access and protect copyright control information and the intersection of copyright with regulation of telecommunications. Perfection and enforcement of rights and industry traditions and protocols are explored. So, too, International aspects of copyright. The seminar has a term paper requirement in lieu of a final examination. The seminar leaders are Adjunct Professors Mark A. Fischer and Jerry Cohen.


  Prerequisite: Intellectual Property or Copyright Law

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Paper Required

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: March 09, 2016>>