COPYRIGHT AND CULTURE

Elective Courses

CIMS 015 - COPYRIGHT AND CULTURE

ENGL 015
401 |SEM |Peter Decherney |TR 10:30am-12pm |FBH 140

In this course, we will look at the history of copyright law and explore the ways that copyright has both responded to new media and driven art and entertainment. How, for example, is a new medium (photography, film, the Internet, etc.) defined in relation to existing media? What constitutes originality in collage painting, hip hop music, or computer software? What are the limits of fair use? And how have artists, engineers and creative industries responded to various changes in copyright law? A major focus of the course will be the lessons of history for the current copyright debates over such issues as file sharing, online video, and remix culture. Fulfills the Humanities and Social Science Sector.

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