Introduction to Copyright
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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.
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Chapter #1 - Introduction
Chapter #2 - LexisNexis and 1976 Copyright Act
Chapter #3 - Lecture 3 - Copyright Applied to Music
Chapter #4 - Lecture 4 - Software Licensing