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Copyright Syllabus (Fisher)

 

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Global/EdX Curriculum

Spring 2013
Prof. William Fisher

All of the reading materials for this course are available from the syllabus, below. The title of each reading links to a PDF version of the document in question, or a webpage.

The lecture notes for the course, in the form of an interactive PDF "maps," may be downloaded from the Resources page.


Week 1

Lecture: The Foundations of Copyright Law

Readings:

Week 2

Lecture: Fairness and Personality Theories

Reading:

Event (Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. EST): The Interests of Authors

Week 3

Lecture: The Subject Matter of Copyright

Readings:

Event (Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. EST): IP Protection for Fashion


Week 4

Lecture: Welfare Theory

Reading:

Week 5

Lecture: Authorship

Readings:

Event (Feburary 27, 7:00 p.m. EST): Extralegal Norms

Week 6

Lecture: The Mechanics of Copyright

Readings:

Week 7

Lecture: The Rights to Reproduce and Modify

Readings:

Week 8

Lecture: The Rights to Distribute, Perform, and Display

Readings:

Week 9

Lecture: Fair Use and Misuse

Readings:

Event (April 3, 7:00 p.m. EST): Appropriation Art

Week 10

Lecture: Cultural Theory

Readings:

Week 11

Lecture: Supplements to Copyright: Secondary Liability and Para-copyright

Readings:

Event (April 17, 7:00 p.m. EST): Free Culture

Week 12

Lecture: Remedies

Readings:

Event (April 24, 7:00 p.m. EST): Orphan Works and Digital Libraries

 

 William Fisher