issues in IT law

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Summer 2009


 

syllabus

Class 1 (6/17):  Introduction and Basics of Copyright Protection

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Michael W. Carroll

American University Washington College of Law

Readings:

Class 2 (6/18):  The Digital Dilemma and Internet Service Providers

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Anupam Chander

U.C. Davis School of Law

Readings:

Class 3 (6/19):  Descendible Copyright

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Deven R. Desai

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Readings:

Class 4 (6/20):  Copyright and Pornography

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Ann M. Bartow

University of South Carolina School of Law

Readings:

Class 5 (6/20):  Music and P2P:  Digital Era First Contacts

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Olufunmilayo Arewa

Northwestern University School of Law

Readings:

Class 6 (6/22):  Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment

Due:  Response Paper 1

Please write a two-page double-spaced reaction paper on one of the guest speakers' presentations.

Readings:

Further Readings: (Not Required in Class)

Class 7 (6/23):  Preliminary Proposals for Strengthening Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment

Readings:

Further Readings: (Not Required in Class)

Class 8 (6/24):  Digital Copyright Reform in Hong Kong

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Class 9 (6/29):  International Issues

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Mary W.S. Wong

Franklin Pierce Law Center

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Class 10 (6/30):  The Future of Digital Copyright

Due:  Response Paper 2

Please write a two-page double-spaced paper in response to one of the sections of either one of the HKSAR government consultation papers.

Readings:

Final Paper Due:  July 20, 2009

The research paper should constitute original research and be at least 15 double-spaced pages (including footnotes).

Please submit the final paper via email to peter_yu@msn.com AND send a hard copy WITHIN 3 WORKING DAYS after the deadline (post marked if sent by post) to:

Ms Jenny Lai
Department of Law
The University of Hong Kong
4/F, K.K. Leung Building
Pokfulam Road
HONG KONG

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