Copyright Litigation

LAW 567-01 Copyright Litigation Law Seminar 3 credits
This course will explore current issues involved in litigating copyright disputes. The class will cover a range of topics including originality questions, derivative works, technology, special music copying concerns, infringement actions, fair use, remedies, and First Amendment considerations. Required text will be Nimmer, et al, Cases and Materials on Copyright (Lexis, 6th edition), and the most recent supplement. Class meetings will comprise of two parts, the first part will be a discussion led by students on the assigned materials. Each student will prepare 2-3 presentations. The second part will be professor led discussion. The grade for this class will be based 50% for presentations and class participation and 50% for a paper due at the end of the final examination period. The paper (approximately 20-25 pages doubled spaced) can be on any subject area covered in the course and the student is free to consider alternative formats for the writing (e.g. client opinion letter, appellate brief, motion, judicial opinion, model statute with commentary, essay). To receive credit for this course, each student must attend the first two meeting and at least a total of 8 of the 10 class sessions involving student presentations.



Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Survey
Patent Law
Trademark Law


Copyright Litigation*
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law Litigation*
Internet Law*
Patent Appeals & Interferences
Patent Practice
Privacy in a Technological Age
Sports Law

*courses not offered every year