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794 - Copyright in the 21st Century Seminar
Professor: Edward Lee
Semester: 2010 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
This seminar will examine some of the major controversies and issues in copyright law, including (i) updating the Copyright Act for the digital world, (ii) the growth of user-generated content and remix culture, (iii) the role of intermediaries such as YouTube and Google, as in the Google Book Search settlement, (iv) how music file-sharing should be handled, and (v) whether fair use needs to be changed or clarified in some way so that the public can know in advance what constitutes a fair use.
Requirement: to enroll in this seminar, students must be currently enrolled in the basic copyright course or have already taken the copyright course. Students who do not meet this requirement can enroll if permission is received from the professor.
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