Copyright and the Arts
Required Text: Copyright Law, Fifth Edition, Joyce, Patry, Leaffer, and Jaszi
Additional cases will be required and are available in the 2000 Cumulative Supplement or for free from other sources. Citations and URLs will be provided.
You will also need a copy of the 1976 Copyright Act. This is also included in the 2000 Supplement listed above. You may also have a copy in another IP supplement.
The complete text is available for purchase from the GPO at:
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Reading Assignments and Class Participation: All students are expected to have read the assigned materials for each class and class participation will constitute ten percent of your final grade (in either direction). While volunteer participation will be encouraged, everyone will be required to participate.
Final Exam: The final exam will account for ninety percent of your final grade. The exam is open book, but you will have little time for reading. We will have a review and go over a practice exam question or two at the end of the semester.
1. Class overview and administrative matters. Introduction to intellectual property and the history of copyright.
2. Copyright in perspective: international, digital, and philosophical
3. The requirements of copyright: Fixation and Originality
4. The requirements of copyright: Originality
5. The requirements of copyright: Idea/Expression Dichotomy and other
6. The subject matter of copyright: works of authorship
7. The subject matter of copyright: works of authorship
8. Derivative works and compilations
9. Initial ownership of copyright: works made for hire and joint works
10. Transfer of Rights and recordation
11. Duration, Renewal and Termination
12. Publication and formalities: notice, deposit, registration and the
13. Exclusive rights and their limitations
14. Adaptation and distribution Right
15. Public performance and public display right
16. Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and the Audio Home
18. Copyright Infringement: Jurisdiction, procedural matters, sovereign
19. Proving the Claim
21. Other infringement cases and contributory infringement
22. The Fair Use Privilege
23. Fair Use, Free Speech, and Parody
24. Fair Use and technology
25. Other affirmative defenses and Remedies
26. Monetary remedies and preemption
27. Related Bodies of State and Federal Law
28. Review and Practice Exam -- Practice Exam Question