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Digital Copyright Law Seminar
J.D. Seminar 1095 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This seminar will examine the interaction between copyright and new digital technologies. The readings will combine close doctrinal attention to the evolving caselaw with theoretical and policy-oriented perspectives. Students will each write a paper and be responsible for leading class discussion on one topic. Course topics will be selected partly on the basis of current controversies, but are likely to include distributed authorship; computer-generated works; ownership of digital rights; open-source licensing; the changing meanings of "reproduction," "distribution," and "public"; ownership of digital objects and first sale; new forms of fair use; intermediary liability; mass infringement lawsuits; privatized enforcement; mass digitization; and the future of music, libraries, journalism, the Internet, and human creativity.
Prerequisite: Copyright Law.