Copyright

 

Autumn 2019

 

Randal C. Picker

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law

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 GWU Music Infringement Website

 

Learning Outcomes Include:

        Be familiar with the general approaches to the study of law and legal reasoning.

        Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law, legal theory, and procedure.

        Demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of law and the contributions that other disciplines can make to the study of law.

 

Date

#

Topics/Issues

Cases/Materials

Pages

Statutes

Slides

W, 10/2

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

Th, 10/3

2

Copying

Rogers, Rentmeester

9-26

106, 501, 504

Slides

M, 10/7

3

Ideas v. Expression

Baker, Lotus

27-38

102

Slides

W, 10/9

4

Facts and Compilations

Feist, Experian

39-56

101: collective work, compilation, 103

Slides

Th, 10/10

5

Authorship and Ownership

Thomson, Reid

141-158

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

Slides

M, 10/14, 12:15

6

Characters

Gaiman, DC Comics

57-80

Slides

M, 10/14, 2:45

7

Functional Works: Useful Articles

Mazer, Varsity Brands

81-116

101: pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works

Slides

W, 10/16

8

Functional Works: Computer Software

Oracle

117-140

Slides

Th, 10/17

9

Duration and Renewal

Eldred

159-178

302, 303

Slides

W, 10/23

10

Rights: Derivative Works; Distribution and First-Sale Doctrine

Lee, Ty, Bobbs-Merrill, ReDigi,

179-200

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

Slides

Th, 10/24

11

Internet Copying

Perfect 10, Polyvore

201-224

Slides

W, 10/30

12

Music I

Arnstein, Bright Tunes, Williams

225-252

106(6), 114, 115

Slides

Th, 10/31

13

Music II

Newton, Ciccone

253-274

Slides

M, 11/4

14

Fair Use

Campbell, Bill Graham Archives

275-294

107

Slides

W, 11/6

15

Fair Use

Cariou, Kienitz

295-310

107

Slides

Th, 11/7

16

Fair Use

Sega, TVEyes

311-334

107

Slides

M, 11/11

17

Third Party Liability

Sony, Grokster

335-368

Slides

W, 11/13

18

Enforcement and Damages

Bouchat, Capitol Records

369-384

501-505

Slides

M, 11/18

19

Copyright Misuse

Practice Management, Video Pipeline, WIREdata, Psystar

385-406

Slides

W, 11/20

20

State Law Claims and Preemption

ProCD, Ultraflow, Close

407-428

301

Slides

Th, 11/21, 12:15

21

International

Kirtsaeng

429-448

109, 602

Slides

Th, 11/21

22

EU Copyright and Digital Single Market

Selections from 2019 EU Copyright Directive

449-466

 

Slides

M, 11/25

23

DMCA

Blizzard, VidAngel

467-496

1201, 1202

Slides

M, 12/2

24

Cont.

Lenz, BMG

497-514

512

Slides

W, 12/4

25

Govít Uses and Works

Public.Resource.Org

515-536

105

Slides

Th, 12/5

26

Moral Rights and VARA

Kelley

537-552

106A

Slides

M, 12/9

27

Review

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