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.
1. Julie E. Cohen et al., Copyright
in a Global Information Economy (2d ed. 2006)
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.