Advanced IP Law Seminar: Technology and Entertainment

Credit Hours: 2
Semesters Taught (subject to change): Fall

This seminar will focus on emerging copyright and trademark issues in the major content and technology industries, with a particular emphasis on topics that are encountered in the practice of IP law, including: musical licensing in the digital environment; the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; file sharing, cyberlockers and cloud computing; user generated content; film and television rights clearance; special problems in book publishing; the first sale doctrine and exhaustion of rights; cybersquatting and domain name expansion; and the unique legislative process and role of legislative history in copyright and trademark law. The course will begin with a basic overview of copyright and trademark principles, but students should have already completed the entry level IP survey course or another entry level course such as copyright law or trademark law.