Copyright Law (619)

Course Memo

This course will examine the legal protections afforded to authors and artists by copyright law as it pertains to works of art, motion pictures, music, literature, sculpture, design of useful objects, and software. The course will consider the history and the purposes of copyright law, with a view towards assessing its ability to respond to recent developments in technology. In addition to considering substantive copyright issues, the course will also examine the procedural elements of copyright infringement actions. Technological developments affecting copyright will also be addressed, such as issues related to computer software and the Internet, as well as technical protection measures and anti-circumvention rules.