Prof. William Fisher

Spring 2013


  1. The Foundations of Copyright Law
  2. Fairness and Personality Theories
  3. The Subject Matter of Copyright
  4. Welfare Theory
  5. Authorship
  6. The Mechanics of Copyright
  7. The Rights to Reproduce and Modify
  8. The Rights to Distribute, Perform, and Display
  9. Fair Use
  10. Cultural Theory
  11. Supplements to Copyright: Secondary Liability and Para-copyright
  12. Remedies

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Last modified: April 18, 2013