Courses A - C
This 3 credit course addresses foundational issues in copyright law, including eligible copyright subject matter, formalities and duration, authorship and ownership, reproductions and derivative works, copyright infringement, fair use, summary judgment and remedies for infringement.
Some of the more advanced issues addressed include copyrightable characters; copyright protection of compilations, databases and computer software; copyright in architectural works; photography; sound recordings; the scope of direct liability on the internet, and for cloud computing; digital technology and fixation; and the non-expressive use of copyrighted works by copy-reliant technologies.
This is a stand-alone course. You may undertake this class without any prerequisite. Students planning on taking multiple IP courses should consult with Prof. Ho or Prof. Sag as to the best sequence given their individual needs and interests.