265 - Copyright Law (2-3)

This course explores ownership rights in expressive information and contrasts these rights with ownership interests in technological information; students study what information is protected by copyright from entertainment to computer based information structures; the rights of a copyright owner including the rights to make copies, transfer copies, perform and display works and the right to make derivative works, as well as moral rights in a copyrightable work; statutory exemptions from copyright in the form of compulsory licenses; as well as common law based licenses for fair uses; duration of protection and other technical rules; and international copyright protection through the Universal Copyright Convention and the Berne Convention.