Intellectual Property and Fair Use Seminar
|Term: Spring Term 2011-12 (2124)|
|Catalog Number: 5835|
|Class Number: 26307|
|Room: LAW 118.|
|Instructor: George H. Pike|
|Credits: 3.0 Credits (2.0 classroom contact, 1.0 field)|
|Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.|
Enrollment Limit: 15.
|Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority|
The course will meet once a week for two hours (officially, 1 hour and 50 minutes) per week. Additional activities to justify the award of three credits will include group activity to work on a “case-study” style evaluation project to review a proposed fair use of copyrighted work (a hypothetical or based-on-real-life situation), draft litigation documents (complaint and answer), and prepare a summary judgment motion and response. Students will also be assigned (in teams of 2 or 3 depending on the number of students) to be the “discussion leaders” for several of the class sessions. Additional evaluation will be through a written paper on a topic of the student’s choosing, and a presentation of their paper in class. The final seminar grade will be based on all of these elements.