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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 Rajan T

Feb 1, 2022

The final assignment should be evaluated by the faculty rather than peers and peers could be given to read good answers after they complete the course, this will not only ensure that the shared learning agenda is fulfilled but will also increase the credibility of the course.

By Joseph F

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 Gohar N

Mar 25, 2024

Link available on certificate do not authenticate it

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.

By Swanand B

Mar 4, 2024

I have submitted the graded assignment but it says the grading is in progress what to do ??????