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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Copyright Law by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

Copyright law is unique in the greater intellectual property regime, as it protects original expression that is fixed in a tangible medium and is the product of authorship. This course is designed for creative professionals — such as screenwriters, musicians, documentary filmmakers or artists — who want to understand the scope and limits of which works can enjoy U.S. copyright protection. The course will introduce students to the workings of copyright law through an examination of the system’s basic principles, rules, and institutions. Topics will include; the justifications for copyright law, copyrightable subject matter, authorship, the nature and scope of copyright’s exclusive rights, fair use, and remedies for infringement. We will also explore real-world examples of legal battles surrounding copyright law, from the recent litigation over Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” to more peculiar cases such as the infamous “monkey selfie” case. By understanding what copyright does and does not protect, producers of creative expression will be able to protect and maximize the commercial value of their works....

Top reviews

Jul 28, 2020

Extremely informative! The instructor was great! Don't miss this out if you're into intellectual property law, especially studying the intricacies of copyright.

Jun 12, 2019

An excellent course, to understand the ever increasing scope and ambit of intellectual property rights and its discourse in Society!

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By Saurebh

Aug 16, 2020

Very well explained by the faculties.

By Jasmane D

Jun 25, 2020

Great course and a great instructor!


Jul 14, 2020

A very complete course.

By Chanmyae T

May 6, 2020

very good course


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By Joseph P F I

Jul 27, 2020

The instructor's voice got pretty annoying after a while but overall fairly engaging. The name of the company in the summative assignment also got a really good laugh out of me.

By Muskan k

Jun 18, 2020

Excellent in explanation helpful in learning about copyright, enjoyed the structural organization of contennt!

By nickesh v

May 4, 2020

Although the course material is well crafted, the rubric for peer grading can be confusing and sometimes contains grammatical errors that make accurate grading unnecessarily difficult. There needs to be a better way to grade - people are giving other students very poor scores for no reason, even when their answers clearly satisfy the grading rubric.