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What you will learn

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    Identify the basic elements of copyright

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    Describe what copyright does and does not protect

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    Explain the limits of copyright protection

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    Analyze fair use and other complex doctrines that extend from copyright law

Skills you will gain

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is Copyright?

We begin our examination of copyright law by exploring what works are eligible for copyright protection, and the basic requirements for attaining copyright protection.

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10 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
What Copyright is NOT (Copyright Basics)7m
What Copyright Is1m
What is Expression?7m
Differentiating Expression from Ideas8m
The Merger Doctrine5m
Expression Does Not Extend to Facts6m
Originality7m
Creative Spark8m
Authorship6m
2 readings
Pre-Course Survey (Optional)10m
What You Don't Know About Copyright25m
4 practice exercises
What Copyright is Not4m
Quiz on Expression4m
Expression vs. Ideas2m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Copyright's Basic Rights

So you have a copyright - what does that mean? This module explores the important bundle of rights that accompany copyright protection.

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8 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
The Reproduction Right4m
The Reproduction Right: Actual Copying9m
The Reproduction Right: Substantial Similarity6m
Software Reproduction Right7m
The Distribution Right5m
Distribution on the Internet3m
First Sale Doctrine4m
2 readings
Harney vs. Sony and A&E25m
Can You "Import" Expensive Textbooks?30m
3 practice exercises
Reproduction Right2m
Distribution Right2m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Copyright's Advanced Rights

What can you do with your copyright? This module explores the advanced rights available to copyright holders.

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8 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
The Public Performance Right4m
The Aereo Case6m
The Public Display Right3m
Authorship4m
Moral Rights7m
Right of Integrity4m
Attribution Rights4m
2 readings
Optional Reading: Aereo Case30m
Moral Rights - U.S. vs. Europe30m
3 practice exercises
The Adaptation Right2m
Authorship2m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright

Under what circumstances do we limit the rights of copyright holders? This module examines the ever-important Fair Use Doctrine.

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5 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
The Basics of Fair Use10m
Ordinary Fair Use9m
Transformative Fair Use5m
Technological Fair Use5m
3 readings
What is Fair Use?30m
Concluding Thoughts10m
Post-Course Survey (Optional)10m
2 practice exercises
Fair Use Basics2m
Ordinary Fair Use2m

Instructor

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Shyam Balganesh

Professor of Law
Penn Law

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Intellectual Property Law Specialization

Intellectual property is the currency of the tech world. The pharmaceutical patent for Lipitor generated over $100 billion in revenue, the copyright for the Harry Potter franchise has generated over $25 billion to date, and the trademarked brands of the world’s largest tech companies now eclipse $100 billion in value. But what makes these intangible assets so valuable? Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the differences between the various forms of U.S. intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and their various applications to human innovations. Drawing from that knowledge, you will then work to develop a trademark strategy for a company, analyze a patent document, and address a copyright cease-and-desist request. After completing these hands-on projects, you will have the necessary framework to craft integrated intellectual property strategies tailored to an organization’s core business goals....
Intellectual Property Law

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