This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here.


I am posting selected answers to student questions leading up to the exam.

I will hold one double-length review session on Saturday, April 23rd, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, in Room 204. Please send me your questions for the Q&A portion in advance.

Course Syllabus

The syllabus is available here in Word and PDF file formats.

Required Texts

Our primary source will be a casebook: Julie Cohen, Lydia Loren, Ruth Okediji & Maureen O'Rourke, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (3d ed. 2010).

Additionally, you are required to have a complete copy of the Copyright Act, Title 17 of the U.S. Code. To satisfy this requirement, consider buying the 2010 Case and Statutory Supplement to the Casebook, because I will refer to page numbers from this book in class..

First Two Assignments

Monday, January 10: Casebook, 3-32; skim 33-42

Wednesday, January 12: Casebook, 45-47; 57-72; 77-81 (skip notes after Mannion); in statutory supplement, read section 102(a) (If you don't yet have the supplement, you can read the statute online.)

In-Class Exercise Materials

The in-class exercise takes place on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, during our usually scheduled class.

The written assignment is due by the start of class on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.


Supplemental Reading


Class Mind Maps

Class Twenty-Six: April 20 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty-Five: April 18 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty-Four: April 13 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty-Three: April 11 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty-Two: April 6 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty-One: April 4 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twenty: March 30, Guest Lecturer Andy Hartman. No materials.
Class Nineteen: March 18 (MM) (PDF)
Class Eighteen: March 16, In-Class Exercise. No materials.
Class Seventeen: March 14 (MM) (PDF)
Class Sixteen: March 9 (MM) (PDF)
Class Fifteen: March 7 (MM) (PDF)
Class Fourteen: March 2 Slides presented by guest lecturer Meg Ambrose (PDF)
Class Thirteen: February 28 (MM) (PDF)
Class Twelve: February 23 (MM) (PDF)
Class Eleven: February 21 (MM) (PDF)
Class Ten: February 16 (MM) (PDF)
Class Nine: February 9 (MM) (PDF)
Class Eight: February 7 (MM) (PDF)
Class Seven: February 2 (MM) (PDF)
Class Six: January 31 (MM) (PDF)
Class Five: January 26 (MM) (PDF)
Class Four: January 24 (MM) (PDF)
Class Three: January 19 (MM) (PDF)
Class Two: January 12 (MM) (PDF)
Class One: January 10 (MM) (PDF)

Other Class Materials

Past Final Exams You may also find useful past exams I have given in the Introduction to Intellectual Property course. Understand, however, that these tests contain a problem each that have nothing to do with copyright. Even the copyright questions are strewn with facts that have more to do with trademark than copyright.

Other Links

The syllabus lists four optional texts, two of which are available for free online: For music cases, consult the materials archived at the Copyright Infringement Project, a joint effort of UCLA and Columbia Law Schools.