601:806. SEMINAR: Copyright and User-Generated Content (2) (WI)


This 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.

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