Law 633: Copyright

Recommended Additional Reading

There's lots of excellent copyright scholarship out there, and we won't have time to read or discuss any but a tiny sliver of it. If you find that you are interested in this area of law, you may want to do further reading on your own. Here are some recommendations for places to start. Depending on how things go, it is possible that I will add one or more of these items to the syllabus. Unless and until that happens, though, these are just recommendations for further reading you may want to do if a topic captures your attention.

Chapter 1: Copyright in Context

Chapter 2: Requirements for Copyright Protection

Chapter 3: Authorship

Chapter 4: Form versus Function: Useful Articles, Architectural Works, and Computer Software

Chapter 5: The Reproduction Right and the Right to Prepare Derivative Works

Chapter 6: The Rights of Distribution, Public Performance and Public Display

Chapter 7: Copyright in Musical Works and Sound Recordings

Chapter 8: Moral Rights and Performers’ Rights

Chapter 9: The Different Faces of Infringement

Chapter 10: Fair Use

Chapter 11: Copyright Due Diligence

Chapter 12: Copyright and Contract

Chapter 13: Copyright Litigation

Chapter 14: Technological Protections

Chapter 15: State Law Theories of Protection and their Limits