Introduction to Copyright Law

Keith Winstein
MIT

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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Introduction to Copyright Law: Lec 1 | MIT 6.912 (Lecture 1 of 4)

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on Nov 16, 2011
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Introduction to Copyright Law: Lec 2 | MIT 6.912 (Lecture 2 of 4)

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Introduction to Copyright Law: Lec 3 | MIT 6.912 (Lecture 3 of 4)

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Introduction to Copyright Law: Lec 4 | MIT 6.912 (Lecture 4 of 4)

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