4 episodes

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.

Introduction to Copyright La‪w‬ MIT

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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.

    • video
    Lecture 01: Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations

    Lecture 01: Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations

    Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations

    • 1 hr 50 min
    • video
    Lecture 02: LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act

    Lecture 02: LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act

    LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act

    • 1 hr 56 min
    • video
    Lecture 03: Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    Lecture 03: Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    • 1 hr 54 min
    • video
    Lecture 04: Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

    Lecture 04: Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

    Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

jjeenn ,

Love it!

Great lectures. At first the sound of the mics switching over to pick up the students was annoying but after I got into the discussions I was hooked. Very engaging. I just wish there was more. This such a relevant and ever evolving (often far to slow) law today.

MasterxAce ,

Very nice

Good detail. Will say I was surprised some of the students weren't able to respond to basic branches of govt tho. Seem scared to answer correctly. Haha

Dvalenelam ,

Excellent detail and well presented

Enjoyed it very much. Thank you.

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