Copyright and Culture

Graduate Courses

CINE 595 - Copyright and Culture

ENGL 566
401 |Peter Decherney |T 9am-12pm |FBH 140

This course examines the impact of copyright law on artists and creative industries. Looking at publishing, music, film, and software, we will ask how the law drove the adoption of new media, and we will consider how regulation influences artistic decisions. The course will cover both the history of copyright law and current debates, legislation, and cases. We will also follow major copyright stories in the news. Readings cover such diverse topics as the player piano, Disney films, YouTube, video game consoles, hip hop, the Grateful Dead, file sharing, The Catcher in the Rye, and many more. In addition to active participation, students will write short papers on fair use, compile annotated bibliographies, present their work in class, and write research papers.

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