copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Fall 2017



administrative policies

Evaluation Policy

     There will be no final examination.  Your grade will be based on a take-home examination, in a format to be determined.  You can elect to take the examination on any work day during the final examination period.  You must complete the examination within 24 hours after receipt of the examination.  Instructions will follow.

Grading Policy

     This course follows the grading scale and grading policies outlined in Academic Standards 8.1–8.54, which may be found in the Student Handbook.

     I reserve the right to award extra credit for excellent participation in class and to reduce your course grade for lack of preparation for the class or for habitual tardiness (i.e., arriving late for class).  Extra credit (or penalty) will only be added (or deducted) after the final grade has been computed.  Under no circumstances will participation improve or reduce the final grade by more than 2/3 of your grade (e.g., from B- to B+).

Attendance Policy

     You are required to adhere to the law school’s attendance policy as outlined in the Student Handbook.

E-mail Policy

     I may use e-mail to communicate course-related announcements.  Unless you provide me with an alternative email address, you are required to monitor messages sent to your TAMU email address.

Law School Disability Policy

     The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Assistant Dean of Students, Rosalind Jeffers. Due to the law school’s policy of testing anonymity, students should not discuss their disabilities with professors. For assistance, students should consult with Dean Jeffers. For additional information visit here.

Academic Integrity Statement and Policy

     An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do. For additional information, please visit here and the law school Student Handbook.

Statement on Credit Hours

     ABA accreditation standards include a formula for calculating the amount of work that constitutes a credit hour. According to ABA Standard 310(b)(1), “a ‘credit hour’ is an amount of work that reasonably approximates: (1) not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week for fifteen weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.” This is a 3-credit hour class. Applying the ABA standard to the number of credits offered for this class, you are expected to spend, on average, a minimum of 9 hours per week (3 in class and 6 out-of-class hours) on course-related work. For more information, see Credit Hour Policy.

Statement on Professionalism

     "Professionalism is conduct consistent with the tenets of the legal profession as demonstrated by a lawyer's civility, honesty, integrity, character, fairness, competence, ethical conduct, public service, and respect for the rule of law, the courts, clients, persons who work within the legal profession, witnesses, and unrepresented parties."

          — Commission on Professionalism, State Bar of New Mexico

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