Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.
This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.
Copyright-Media Rights Drafting Workshop
This is a hands-on drafting course focusing on IP and media rights, guided by a practitioner with over 35 years of experience in multinational transactions and litigation. We will begin with the building blocks of conveyances-- grants, licenses and other mechanisms to permit or prohibit the exploitation of IP in copyright and related (trademark, trade secret and right of publicity) areas in a variety of fields: media, entertainment and information/content delivery. Rather than limiting study to existing contract language and case law (both helpful), we craft the necessary language through participatory in-class and take home drafting exercises with two objectives in mind: the object of the contract or other document and knowledge of relevant substantive law. The goal is to enable the student to develop a working understanding of operative IP-centric provisions and a skill set to craft language based on an informed understanding of these provisions.
Prerequisites: completion of copyright or other IP courses or equivalent work-related experience, the latter with approval of professor.
Method of Evaluation: graded in-term take home exercises plus final drafting exercises (floating).
Materials: Professor to provide; third party reference materials available online or in library.
|Monday, Wednesday||12:00 - 1:15 pm||TNH 2.124|
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- Course Type
- Grading Method
- Pass/Fail Allowed
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
Reading Materials to be supplied at no cost by Professor(required)