Prof. Jamar's Copyrights Course Home Page

© 2003-2012 Steven D. Jamar

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Welcome to the homepage for Prof. Jamar's Copyrights course.

The syllabus and other course information and materials are available at 
http://sdjlaw.org/Copyrights/index.htm

HU Course No. 600-728

Required Books

Julie E. Cohen, Lydia Pallas Loren, Ruth Gana Okediji, & Maureen A. O'Rourke, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (3d ed. Aspen Publ. 2010).

Most recent Statutory Supplement to the Cohen book

Website supported by the coursebook authors -- useful information, images, and links

Supplemental Materials posted online including:

Jamar, Copyright Basics (2013);

Mtima & Jamar, Fulfilling the Copyright Social Justice Promise: Digitizing Textual Information (2010); and

Jamar, Crafting Copyright Law to Encourage and Protect User-Generated Content in the Internet Social Networking Context, 19 Widener L.J. 843 (2010).

Assignments for the First Week

Introduction to the course - scope, teaching methods, grading

Listen to Sweet Little Sixteen, Surfin' USA, the Four Chord Song, and Pachelbel Rant

Overview of Copyright -- Read: Jamar, Copyright Basics (2013); Read: Cohen 3-5, 21-32; Read: Mtima & Jamar, Fulfilling the Copyright Social Justice Promise: Digitizing Textual Information (2010).

Fixation -- Cohen 45-57 (Williams; MAI)

Originality -- Cohen 57-81 (Feist; Sarony; Bleistein; Mannion)