copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of La2

Fall 2022


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Reading Assignments

Class 1 (8/15): Fixation and Originality

Class 2 (8/17): Originality (Cont’d) and the Idea/Expression Dichotomy

  • Casebook 62–68; 80–100

Class 3 (8/22): Derivative Works and Compilations

  • Casebook 100–17; 123–25

Class 4 (8/24): Authorship

  • Casebook 131–39; 146–52

Class 5 (8/29): Authorship (Cont’d) and Useful Articles

  • Casebook 160–67; 177–93

Class 6 (8/31): Computer Software

  • Casebook 208–27

Note: There will be no class on 9/5 (Labor Day).

Class 7 (9/7): The Reproduction Right

  • Casebook 245–47; 253–66; 272–79

Class 8 (9/12): The Derivative Work Right

  • Casebook 311–24, 328–37

Class 9 (9/14): The Distribution Right

  • Casebook 345–61

Class 10 (9/19): Communication to the Public by Performance or Display

  • Casebook 247–51; 378–95; 398–409

Class 11 (9/21): Copyright in Musical Works and Sound Recordings

  • Casebook 413–22; 424–34

Class 12 (9/26): Fictional Characters and Moral Rights

  • Casebook 337–44; 455–74

Class 13 (9/28): Fair Use

  • Casebook 489–512

Class 14 (10/3): Fair Use (Cont’d)

  • Casebook 528–50

Class 15 (10/5): Copyright Infringement

  • Casebook 575–602

Note: There will be no classes on 10/10 and 10/12 (Fall Break).

Class 16 (10/17): Device Manufacturers and Liability for Inducement

  • Casebook 422–24; 550–58; 602–18

Class 17 (10/19): Formalities and Duration

  • Casebook 661–91

Class 18 (10/24): Renewals and Terminations of Transfers

  • Handout

  • Casebook 695–709

Class 19 (10/26): Modes of Transfer

  • Casebook 715–41

Class 20 (10/31): TBA

  • Casebook 862–82

Class 21 (11/2): Statutory Overview and Review Session

Classes 22-23 (11/11-12):  6th Annual Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable

You are required to attend 2 sessions of the event at your preferred time as part of the make-up sessions.

Class 24 (11/14): Guest Speaker

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