copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Drake University Law School

Fall 2013


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Note: There will be no classes on 8/27 and 8/28 (Classes Rescheduled to 12/5).

Class 1 (9/3):  Fixation and Originality

Class 2 (9/4):  Fixation and Originality (Cont'd); The Idea/Expression Dichotomy

  • Casebook 81-99

Class 3 (9/10):  Derivative Works and Compilations

  • Casebook 99-113

Class 4 (9/11):  Authorship

  • Casebook 116-43

Class 5 (9/17):  Formalities and Duration

Class 6 (9/18):  Renewals and Terminations of Transfers

  • Handout 1

  • Casebook 176-88

Class 7 (9/24):  Renewals and Terminations of Transfers (Cont'd)

Class 8 (9/25):  Useful Articles

  • Casebook 191-207

Class 9 (10/1):  Computer Software

  • Casebook 215-42

Class 10 (10/2):  Characters and Databases

  • Casebook 257-83

Class 11 (10/8):  The Elements of Infringement and the Reproduction Right

  • Casebook 289-309, 321-24

Class 12 (10/9):  The Elements of Infringement and the Reproduction Right (Cont'd)

Class 13 (10/16):  The Distribution Right and the Derivative Work Right

  • Casebook 341-55, 365-81

Note: There will be no class on 10/15 (Fall Break).

Class 14 (10/22):  Moral Rights

Class 15 (10/23):  Public Performance and Public Display

  • Casebook 411-34

Class 16 (10/29):  The Case of the Music Industry

Class 17 (10/30):  Contract Drafting

Class 18 (11/5):  Copyright Infringement

  • Casebook 469-89

Class 19 (11/6):  Copyright Infringement (Cont'd) and ISP Safe Harbor

  • Casebook 489-516

Class 20 (11/12):  Fair Use

  • Casebook 529-54, 565-75

Class 21 (11/13):  Fair Use (Cont'd)

  • Casebook 580-603

Class 22 (11/19):  Fair Use (Cont'd)

  • Casebook 580-603

Class 23 (11/20):  Modes of Transfer

  • Casebook 605-32

Class 24 (11/26): Copyright and Free Speech

Film Presentation: “Freedom of Expression®”

Note: There will be no class on 11/27 (Thanksgiving Break).

Class 25 (12/3): Technological Protections

Class 26 (12/4):  The Right of Publicity, Misappropriation, Preemption, and Remedies

Classes 27-28 (12/5):  Statutory Overview and Review Session

 

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