Professor Wendy Seltzer, email email@example.com
Wiki: There is also a course wiki, http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/brooklaw/Copyright_Law where you can add your own news, views, and questions (click the "edit" link on any of the wiki pages). Interesting news, examples, and questions you post might well end up part of a future lecture! Course material such as lecture slides will be posted there as well.
Text: Cohen, Loren, Okediji & O’Rourke, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (2d ed. Aspen, 2006); supplement optional. The Copyright Act is also available online at <http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/> and <http://www.copyright.gov/title17/>. Pull up any Copyright Act section with Get Copyright.
Exam: The final exam will be an eight-hour take-home, available at any time during the examination period (April 30 - May 10). It will include short-answer (1-3 paragraph) and longer essay-style questions, and will indicate the relative weight of questions.
I will be available in person to review and answer questions before April 23 and by phone/email/im (skype wendyseltzer) before April 30.
Practice exams: See Prof. Jones 1999 (PDF). For further practice, Prof. Weinreb 2004; Prof. Miller Dec. 2003; Prof. Miller May 2003. Note that the subject matter of these courses does not match precisely with ours (for example, we did not cover transfers and termination or the changing formalities and terms, while they spent less time on DMCA).
Class meets Monday and Wednesday(2) 11:00AM – 12:50PM, room 503
1. Introduction: Casebook pp. 3-42
3. Idea/Expression Dichotomy: pp. 72-90
5. Authorship: pp. 110-38; Note on U.S. Government works
7. Computer Software: pp. 235-66
8. Characters: pp. 280-290; Databases: PP. 291-310
Copyright Scope and Infringement
10. Substantial Similarity: pp. 336-64
11. Distribution, Display: pp. 365-384, 432-43§§ 109,
Fair Use§ 107
13. Fair Use in Cultural Interchange: pp. 525-61
14. Fair Use in Technical Interoperability: pp. 561-76
15. Fair Use, Market Failure or Productive Consumption: pp. 576-600
Copyright in the Digital Millennium
18.Technological Protection: pp. 603-40
19. Preemption, Contract, Misappropriation: pp. 650-62, 666-70, 699-717, 689-98