Copyright

 

Autumn, 2016

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar 

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Readings: Copyright Statute; Set 1; Set 2; Set 3

 

Links: U.S. Copyright Office; U.S. Copyright Office laws page; Columbia and USC Music Plagiarism Website

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

M, 9/26

1

Introduction

Burrow-Giles, Bleistein

1-8

101 (as necessary (but include copies, created, fixed, literary work, pictorial, graphic and sculptural works)), 102, 106, 201, 202

Slides

W, 9/28

2

Copying

White-Smith, Rogers, Skyy I, Skyy II

9-34

106, 501, 504

Slides

Th, 9/29

3

Ideas v. Expression

Baker, Lotus

35-46

102

Slides

M, 10/3

4

Facts and Compilations

Feist, Bikram

47-64

101: collective work, compilation, 103

Slides

W, 10/5

5

Characters

Gaiman, Klinger, DC Comics

65-92

Slides

Th, 10/6

6

Governmental Works

Veeck

93-108

105

Slides

M, 10/10

7

Functional Works: Useful Articles

Mazer, Varsity Brands

109-134

101: pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works

Slides

W, 10/12

8

Functional Works: Computer Software

Oracle

135-156

Slides

Th, 10/13

9

Authorship and Ownership

Thomson, Reid

157-174

101: joint work, transfer of ownership, work made for hire; 201, 204(a)

Slides

M, 10/17

10

Duration and Renewal

Eldred

175-192

302, 303

Slides

W, 10/19

11

Rights: Proof of Copying and Infringement

Arnstein, Bright Tunes, Blurred Lines

191-248

Slides

Th, 10/20

12

Rights: Derivative Works; Distribution and First-Sale Doctrine; Performance; Display

Bobbs-Merrill, Lee, Ty, Perfect 10

249-272

106(2), 106(3), 106(4), 106(5), 109(a)

Slides

W, 10/26

13

Video

Aereo

273-288

 

Slides

Th, 10/27

14

Music

Newton, Ciccone

289-310

106(6), 114, 115

Slides

M, 10/31

15

Fair Use

Campbell, Bill Graham Archives

311-330

107

Slides

W, 11/2

16

Fair Use

Cariou, Kienitz

331-344

107

Slides

Th, 11/3

17

Fair Use

Sega, GBS

345-376

107

Slides

M, 11/7

18

Third Party Liability

Sony, Grokster

377-408

Slides

W, 11/9

19

Third Party Liability

Cox

409-428

Slides

M, 11/14

20

Enforcement and Damages

Capitol Records, Morel, Good Morning to You Productions

429-456

501-505

Slides

W, 11/16

21

Copyright Misuse

Practice Management, Video Pipeline, WIREdata

457-470

Slides

Th, 11/17

22

State Law Claims

ProCD, NBA

471-488

301

Slides

M, 11/21

23

International

Kirtsaeng

541-560

109, 602

Slides

M, 11/28

24

DMCA

Blizzard

489-508

1201, 1202

Slides

W, 11/30

25

DMCA Rulemaking (read quickly), Lenz

509-540

512

Slides

Th, 12/1, 12:15 Room II

26

Moral Rights and VARA

Kelley

561-576

106A

Slides

Th, 12/1

27

Review

All Slides

 

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