Copyright Law OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Law Class Covering Copyright Law in the U.S.

Published Feb 08, 2009

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Learn the restrictions and rights provided by copyrights in this introductory OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Introduction to Copyright Law' provides insight into copyrights for products like music, DVDs and computer programs. This free course has no prerequisites and is part of MIT's Computer Science program.

Introduction to Copyright Law: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Copyright Law: Course Description

Learn about the rights of musicians and other professionals before and after they retain copyrights. This course observes various infringements of copyright law, such as piracy of DVDs. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) School of Engineering in Cambridge, MA, looks at different statutes relating to music, DVDs and computer software. Students also study different cases concerning these violations. The course looks into fair use, first sale, the duration of a copyright, the rights of the copyright holder and other subjects. Keith Winstein provides this introduction to copyright law for Computer Science students.

Assignments and lists of reading material are available for free online. Lectures in video form are also accessible. To take this course, visit the Introduction to Copyright Law course page.

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