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An examination of the legal protection afforded the fruits of literary and creative endeavor, the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, the nature of copyright protection, types of works covered, mechanisms of securing protection, and procedures for enforcement. Topics include the history of copyright; the relationship of copyright to other forms of protection for intellectual property; and the interaction between new technologies, including data processing and copyright law.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Joyce et. al., Copyright Law (9th edition 2013), from LEXIS/Nexis. And Supplement (also not published yet).
First Class Readings
Wishbone Problem, Microsoft Word Document posted below. Cross posted on MyWCL.
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