course will explore copyright law and policy. Approximately two thirds
of the class time and readings will be devoted to the American copyright
system; the remainder will be devoted to the major relevant
multilateral treaties and to the laws pertaining to copyright and
"neighboring rights" in other countries. Substantial attention will be
paid to the efforts by philosophers and economists to justify, reform,
or abolish the copyright system. Materials will consist of a set of
cases and secondary materials available through the course home page.
The tentative syllabus is available at
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