Introduction to Copyright

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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Course Description :
This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

This lesson is Made for :
  • All major

  • You will learn stuff about :
  • A brief explanation about copyright

  • Requirements for this lesson :
  • Basic Knowledge of Copyright
  • Video
    3 minutes
    Skill Level


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