copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Drake University Law School

Fall 2014



course description

     This course covers the basic principles and policies of copyright law, including what materials are protected, the substantive requirements for protection, the procedures for obtaining protection, rights conferred, and remedies for infringement.  The course also examines the role of copyright within the larger context of intellectual property law and policy—both domestic and international.

Course Materials
     1. Julie E. Cohen et al., Copyright in a Global Information Economy (3d ed. 2010)
     2. U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. (available for download here)
     The Case and Statutory Supplement is not required.  You are strongly encouraged to pay attention to current copyright law developments, as we will discuss them in class.

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