• Course Code:  CRLAW

  • Term:  2015

  • Open for Enrollment

  • Self-paced

  • Course Author(s)
    MIT - Keith Winstein
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Intro to Copyright Law

2015

  • Winstein
    Keith Winstein
    Instructor

Course Summary

Course Highlights

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

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