Copyright Law

B662 is taught by M. Leaffer

This course provides an introduction to federal copyright law, beginning with a historical overview and leading to current day developments. Matters to be covered include the nature of protected subject matter, the idea-expression dichotomy, duration, the bundle of rights conferred by copyright, joint works, works made for hire, fair use, and remedies for infringement. Special attention will be paid to technological developments affecting copyright, including issues related to computer software and the Internet.