Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor R. Tushnet
J.D. Course 110 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course reviews the protection afforded to authors under the Copyright Act of 1976 and the many amendments to that act. Key problems such as copyrightable subject matter, scope of exclusive rights, persons entitled to protection, publication, copyright procedure, infringement, preemption of state remedies by federal statute, and international copyright are discussed. Recent issues, such as the peer-to-peer filesharing, liability of YouTube for user-provided content, parody, and new uses of music are also considered.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and TRANSNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW (CTLS).