copyright law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Michigan State University College of Law

Fall 2006


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Class 1 (8/28):  The Purposes of Copyright Law

Class 2 (8/30):  Fixation and Originality

  • Casebook 45-72

Note:  There will be no classes on 9/4 (Labor Day)

Class 3 (9/6):  The Idea/Expression Dichotomy

  • Casebook 72-90

Class 4 (9/11):  Derivative Works and Compilations

  • Casebook 90-110

Note:  There will be no classes on 9/13 (class moved). 

Class 5 (9/18):  Authorship

  • Casebook 110-38

Class 6 (9/20):  Guest Lecture

Prof. Wendy J. Gordon

"Circularity in Fair Use: The Puzzle of Foregone License Fees"

You are required to attend the Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Intellectual Property and Communications Law.

Class 7 (9/25):  Formalities and Duration

  • Casebook 139-69

Class 8 (9/27):  Renewals and Terminations of Transfers

  • Handout 1

  • Casebook 169-82

Class 9 (10/2):  Mechanics of Transfers

  • Casebook 182-207

Class 10 (10/4):  Useful Articles

  • Casebook 209-35

Note:  There will be no classes on 10/11 (class moved).

Class 11 (10/9):  Computer Software

  • Casebook 235-69

Class 12 (10/16):  Architectural Works and Characters

  • Casebook 269-90

Class 13 (10/18):  Databases

  • Casebook 290-310

Class 14 (10/23):  The Elements of Infringement and the Reproduction Right

  • Casebook 313-59

Class 15 (10/25):  The Reproduction Right (Cont'd) and the Distribution Right

  • Casebook 359--84

Class 16 (10/30):  Derivative Works

Class 17 (11/1):  Public Performance and Public Display

  • Casebook 426-43

Class 18 (11/6):  The Case of the Music Industry

Class 19 (11/8):  Copyright Infringement

  • Casebook 473-523

Class 20 (11/13):  Fair Use (Part I)

  • Casebook 525-61

Class 21 (11/14):  Guest Lecture

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Prof. Yochai Benkler

"The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom"

You are required to attend this lecture.

Class 22 (11/15):  Guest Lecture

Ralph Oman

Register of Copyrights (1985-1993)

Note: There will be no class on 11/20, 11/22 (Thanksgiving Break).

Class 23 (11/27):  Fair Use (Part II)

  • Casebook 561-602

Class 24 (11/29):  Technological Protections

Class 25 (12/4):  Preemption

  • Casebook 649-76

Class 26 (12/6):  The Right of Publicity

  • Casebook 676-99

Class 27 (12/8):  Contracts and Remedies

Class 28 (12/9):  Review Session

Room 474

6 p.m.

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