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Copyright Law: Advanced
Professor E. Schwartz
J.D. Seminar 229 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course supplements basic copyright law study with in-depth analysis of particular issues confronting practitioners in U.S. and international copyright-based enterprises – in the music, film, videogame, software and book publishing industries. The course also provides a primer of international copyright law principles. The course focuses especially on the creation, protection and dissemination of music and movies in the Internet environment. It covers cutting edge cases and issues involving social networking sites, user-generated content, peer to peer music and film services, technological protection measures, etc. Attention is paid to recent policy debates, including legislative proposals, author v. user "rights" and licensing, technological protections, and liability. The international copyright law coverage includes treatment of the major treaties and conventions, focusing on traditional and digital works.
Prerequisite: Copyright Law or professor permission. Recommended: Entertainment Law.