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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.


Dec 7, 2021

Absolutely loved the course, it solved many of the queries that i had regarding copyrights and to whom they are available and under what circumstances.

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By Vrinda S

Dec 8, 2021

Absolutely loved the course, it solved many of the queries that i had regarding copyrights and to whom they are available and under what circumstances.

By Haresh S

Apr 1, 2024

I'm an university student. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the lecturer, University and Coursera. This course is amazing.

By Camila P M

Jan 25, 2022

This course was amazing! the teacher explained really hard topics with easy examples so we all could understand.

By الفنان س ع ا

Feb 23, 2024

Wonderful course I'm so proud to be one of your students professor Thanks alot

By Peter D

Jun 21, 2020

Lots of insights. Professor laid out the materials clearly and effectively.

By Samoya O

Dec 19, 2023

Very informative lectures on Copyright Law with clarity!

By Stephen L

Apr 26, 2020

Extremely informative, interesting and very well taught!

By Inna N

Oct 25, 2020

Amazing job! Thank you for the course. I enjoyed it.

By Gabriel F J

Jul 6, 2021

it has to get updated, otherwise a brilliant course

By fabrizio f

Feb 18, 2021

Excellent instructor and great presentations.

By Dr. Z

Jan 19, 2022

Excellent course. Outstanding instructors.

By Eleazar M A

Aug 23, 2021

Un curso magnifico, realmente excelente.

By Ranjeet M

Aug 24, 2022

Very informative. Brilliant lecturer!

By Diksha G

May 25, 2020

Excellent course. Very well explained.

By Saurebh

Aug 16, 2020

Very well explained by the faculties.

By Deniz T

Oct 5, 2023

The lecturer was really good. Thanks

By Jasmane D

Jun 25, 2020

Great course and a great instructor!

By Robert B

Jan 26, 2024

Very informative well structured.

By D. T S

Apr 15, 2021

Great details and intructor!

By Nguyen D T

Aug 1, 2022

Very detail and instructive

By Nicolas O

Jul 14, 2020

A very complete course.

By Gal B

Aug 21, 2022


By Zhi G Y

Nov 6, 2022

clear presentation

By cmt. s

May 6, 2020

very good course