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Adv Cpyrght Law & Policy (LAW-924-001)
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This course covers an array of topics involving relationship between the law and creativity, the nature of authorship, the interrelationship between exclusive rights and the public interest, and the effect of new technologies on copyright. Readings will include primary and secondary source materials on some of today’s liveliest copyright controversies – issues that practitioners in the field now confront on a daily basis. Classroom sessions will involve discussions and student advocacy on topics such as remixing music and videos, digital rights management, developments in fair use, the first sale doctrine in the digital environment, the scope of the public domain, rogue websites, improving copyright registries, new initiatives to prevent infringement, and the effectiveness of educating the public on copyright's purpose. Students will prepare research papers of publishable quality on topics of their choice with guidance, feedback and supervision by the professor, and course grades will be based primarily on these papers. Students can satisfy the upper level writing requirement with their paper.
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