Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Adv Cpyrght Law & Policy (LAW-924-001)
Kasunic

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:10 PM (W) - Room NT02

Enrolled: 8 / Limit: 20

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Notices

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Description

Focuses on recent and current controversies before Congress, the courts, and federal agencies. Topics covered include the effect of technological developments on copyright law and policy, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and more recent legislative proposals, an exploration of the legislative process in developing copyright policy, and the effect of the DMCA and other proposals on such traditional copyright principles as the doctrines of fair use and first sale. The course will explore these policy issues through and examination of relevant legislative history, statutory text, judicial review, and scholarly commentaries. Major themes of the course include the balance between public and private interest, incentive and control, technology and authorship, ownership and reasonable use, the impact of the law on society, and the role law plays in shaping cultural policy.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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