An examination of state and federal laws relating to the protection of works of authorship ranging from traditional works to computer programs. The 1976 Copyright Act as well as relevant earlier Acts are studied in detail. Some attention is given to state laws, such as interference with contractual relations, the right of publicity, moral right, protection of ideas, and misappropriation of trade values, that supplement federal copyright.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
||9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
First Assignment: Monday, January 11: Casebook, 3-33; skim 33-42.
Our primary source will be a casebook: JULIE COHEN, LYDIA LOREN, RUTH OKEDIJI & MAUREEN` O'ROURKE, COPYRIGHT IN A GLOBAL INFORMATION ECONOMY (2d ed. 2006). Additionally, you are required to have the 2009 CASE AND STATUTORY SUPPLEMENT to the Casebook, which has also been made available in the bookstore.