copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Fall 2016


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Class 1 (8/22):  Fixation and Originality

Class 2 (8/24):  Fixation and Originality (Cont'd); The Idea/Expression Dichotomy

  • Casebook 67-79; 90-104

Class 3 (8/29):  Derivative Works and Compilations

  • Casebook 109-13; 121-32

Class 4 (8/31):  Authorship

  • Casebook 137-53; 160-67

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

Class 5 (9/7):  Useful Articles

  • Casebook 177-81

  • Handout 1

Class 6 (9/12):  Computer Software

  • Casebook 206-29

Class 7 (9/14):  The Reproduction Right

  • Casebook 247-70

Class 8 (9/19):  The Reproduction Right (Cont'd); The Derivative Work Right

  • Casebook 270-77; 308-24

Class 9 (9/21):  The Distribution Right

  • Casebook 345-60; 364-77

Class 10 (9/26):  Communication to the Public by Performance or Display

  • Casebook 377-94; 398-404

Class 11 (9/28):  Copyright in Musical Works and Sound Recordings

Class 12 (10/3):  Moral Rights

Class 13 (10/5):  Copyright Infringement

  • Casebook 483-87; 492-509

Classes 14-15 (10/7-8):  Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable

You are required to attend 2 sessions. More information is available here.

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

Class 17 (10/12):  Fair Use

  • Casebook 563-82; 602-09

Class 18 (10/17):  Fair Use (Cont'd)

  • Casebook 622-43

Class 19 (10/19):  Formalities and Duration

  • Casebook 651-64; 666-82

Class 20 (10/24):  Renewals and Terminations of Transfers

  • Handout 2

  • Casebook 686-99

Class 21 (10/26):  Modes of Transfer

  • Casebook 705-31

Class 22 (10/31):  Technological Protections

Class 23 (11/2):  TBA

Class 24 (11/7):  TBA

Classes 25 and 26 (11/9):  Statutory Overview and Review Session (from 5:45 to 7:00)

Classes 27 (11/10):  3D Printing Symposium

You are required to attend 1 session.

Class 28 (11/14):  Documentary

Note: There will be no classes after 11/14 (Rescheduled and Thanksgiving Break).

Syllabus (Fall 2015)

 
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