copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Fall 2015


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Class 1 (8/24):  Fixation and Originality

Class 2 (8/26):  Fixation and Originality (Cont'd); The Idea/Expression Dichotomy

  • Casebook 90-109

Class 3 (8/31):  Derivative Works and Compilations

  • Casebook 109-32

Class 4 (9/2):  Authorship

  • Casebook 137-72

Note: There will be no class on 9/7 (Labor Day).

Class 5 (9/9):  Useful Articles

  • Casebook 177-96

Class 6 (9/14):  Computer Software

  • Casebook 206-43

Class 7 (9/16):  The Reproduction Right

  • Casebook 247-77

Class 8 (9/21):  The Derivative Work Right

  • Casebook 308-34

Class 9 (9/23):  The Distribution Right

  • Casebook 345-77

Note: There will be no classes on 9/28 and 9/30 (Rescheduled to 10/9-10).

Class 10 (10/5):  Communication to the Public by Performance or Display

  • Casebook 377-408

Class 11 (10/7):  Copyright in Musical Works and Sound Recordings

  • Casebook 409-47

Classes 12-13 (10/9-10):  Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable

Class 14 (10/12):  Moral Rights

Class 15 (10/14):  Copyright Infringement

  • Casebook 483-509

Class 16 (10/19):  Online Service Provider Liability

  • Casebook 509-38

 Class 17 (10/21):  Device Manufacturers and Liability for Inducement

Class 18 (10/26):  Fair Use

  • Casebook 563-601

Class 19 (10/28):  Fair Use (Cont'd)

  • Casebook 622-47

Class 20 (11/2):  Formalities and Duration

  • Casebook 651-86

Note: There will be no classes on 11/4 (Class Rescheduled).

Class 21 (11/9):  Renewals and Terminations of Transfers

  • Handout 1

  • Casebook 686-703

Class 22 (11/11):  Modes of Transfer

  • Casebook 705-48

Class 23 (TBA):  Contract Drafting

Class 24 (11/16): Technological Protections

Class 25 (11/18):  Technological Protections (Cont'd) 

Note: There will be no classes on 11/23 (Rescheduled) and 11/25 (Thanksgiving Break)

Class 26 (11/30):  TBA

Class 27 (12/1):  Statutory Overview and Review Session

 

 
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