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Copyright (Balganesh)
Fall 2020   LAW 621-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
MW 10:30AM - 11:50AM

Additional Information

Skills Training
Expository Writing

10% Participation,
90% Exam

Short Answer,
In Class,

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.



This course will introduce students to the working of copyright through an examination of the system's basic principles, rules, and institutions. Topics will include: the justifications for copyright law, copyrightable subject matter, authorship and co-authorship, the rules and principles of copyrightability, the nature and scope of copyright's exclusive rights, copyright infringement, fair use, and various remedies for infringement. The course will also have occassional guest speakers with expertise on different aspects of the copyright system. The final grade for this course will be based on an in-class final exam (90%) and class participation (10%).

Course Concentrations

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of intellectual property law; Perform legal analysis in the context of intellectual property law; Communicate effectively on topics related to intellectual property; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between technology and intellectual property, and how they affect other areas of law and society.