Skip Navigation

LAW 0553: Copyrights
Summer 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 13240

Course Description

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the basics of US copyright law. Without detracting from this goal of covering the (domestic) copyright basics, we will also look at these issues in the specific context of these new technologies and the growing internationalization of copyright law, in order to introduce you to some of the problems that are likely to arise as copyright law enters the next century. Topics to be covered include the subject matter of copyrights, copyright ownership, the scope of copyright protection, the nature of the copyright infringement inquiry, the "fair use" and other defenses, and selected issues concerning the international enforcement of copyrights.


Schedule To Be Announced

Additional Time Requirements

NO JULY GRADS can take this course.

Course Details

  • Doris Long
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality

Online Asynchronous

Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

Extended Summer Course. This course is offered online only in this semester. ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE NO JULY GRADS can take this course. Course will be open for syllabus review & pre-work on May 13. First module is open May 22. First assignment is due May 28 and the last assignment is due August 4. Final exam period is Aug 5-11 and must be completed by 11:59 pm on Aug 11.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0547 (Introduction to Intellectual Property)

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0862 (Copyrights)

Book List/Materials