I haven't written the syllabus yet, but here is last year’s syllabus. This year’s will be sorta similar. -- JDL


University of Michigan

Law 633

Copyright Law

Winter 2014

Final Syllabus


This syllabus will change frequently. It's a good idea to check back here after each class to find added links, optional excursions, and revised assignments.


Online resources:

I have posted a website for this course at www.umich.edu/~jdlitman/classes/copyright.htm. The website includes this syllabus page, a page with links to references, news, announcements, and items of curiosity, and a page with recommendations for further optional reading. You should consult the site frequently. I will post revised versions of the syllabus and copies of class handouts here.

The authors of your casebook have posted a website at http://www.coolcopyright.com/ with content keyed to the book. It includes links to the unedited version of each case, and useful resources and updates.


The exam in this course will be a 48-hour, take-home examination. During the examination you may consult the casebook, the 2013 supplement, your copy of the copyright statute, a dictionary of the English language, and your own notes. You may not consult any other sources.

Laptop policy:

No laptops are allowed in class.