Course Information

Course Number

322

Credits

3

Area of Study & Practice

  • Communications & Information Technology
  • Technology and Intellectual Property

Copyright Law


A comprehensive course on the law of literary and artistic property, with emphasis on mastering the technical intricacies of the 1976 Copyright Act and its many complex recent amendments, including the cyberspace rules introduced by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Subject matter treated will include literary characters; musical works; pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works; industrial designs; motion pictures and plays; sound recordings; computer programs and databases. Throughout the course effort is made to clarify the relations between artistic property and industrial property (especially trademarks and unfair competition law) in the United States and at the international level. Students are encouraged to think critically about the unresolved economic and policy issues facing creators and innovators in an Information Age, issues that often reflect a larger, ongoing debate within the framework of the world's intellectual property system, and the course will prepare them for the practice of copyright law at any level.


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.

Sections/Instructors

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Fall 2012
Sakai Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Fall 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2006

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2005

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2004

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2003

Jerome H. Reichman
Copyright Law 322.01
Spring 2002