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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.

Introduction to Copyright Law MIT

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    • 3.5, 29 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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