JD Graduation RequirementsThis course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
Advanced Copyright: Digital Technologies
This advanced copyright course will explore the legal and policy issues surrounding the protection and use of copyrighted works in a digital, networked environment. Topics will include developments in digital rights management technologies and supporting legal and legislative frameworks, the application and circumvention of technological protection measures, Internet service provider liability, fair use, peer-to-peer "file sharing", and other recent developments in technology affecting the application of traditional copyright principles. Recent amendments to the law, including the Family and Entertainment Copyright act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Audio Home Recording Act, as well as current legislative proposals will be covered.
The course will also include an examination of the major litigation in these areas, including the Supreme Court's Grokster ruling and the cases leading up to it, a number of cases brought under the anticircumvention provisions of the DMCA, service provider liability cases, litigation involving movie editing services, fair use cases, and others.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.