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Fall 2020
5379 Copyright Law - FAGUNDES- 26563

Professor(s): Dave Fagundes (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: Basic Copyright, platformed on Copyright Act of 1976 as amended. (For primary emphasis on Internet, international, etc., see advanced courses in IPIL curriculum.)

Course Syllabus: Syllabus REVISED 08-13-2020

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


First Day Assignments: Copyright Fall 2020—Fagundes—First week reading assignments

I. Introduction

8.24 History and theories of copyright

§ 1.01 (3-5); § 1.03 (17-26); § 1.05 (38-42) (skim); § 1.06 (42-52)

II. Prerequisites for Copyrightability

8.26 Fixation

17 U.S.C. § 101 (defining “copies”, “created”, “fixed”, and “phonorecord”); § 102(a)
§ 2.01 (53-56, 63-82: Midway Mfg. Co. & nn.2, 4-8, 10, 12-13)
§ 7.02[D] (471-81: Cartoon Network & nn.1-10)

Fixation hypotheticals (TWEN)

Final Exam Schedule: 12/07 2 - 5pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (4/17/2020 10:27:35 AM)

Book(s) Required

Copyright Law
11th Edition
ISBN: 978-1-5310-1825-2