601:806. SEMINAR: Copyright and User-Generated Content (2) (WI)
seminar will examine the legal issues that are arising today at the
intersection of copyright law and the public use of computer
networking technologies. The primary subject of the course will
be the emerging law of user-generated content, meaning forms of
popular creativity enabled by social networking platforms such as
Facebook, Google, and other content-sharing sites. We will
investigate how these new authorship and distribution technologies
are being used, monetized, and regulated. Students will complete
research papers on topics related to the themes of the course.
Prior courses in intellectual property, such as Introduction to IP or Entertainment Law, will be helpful but not required.