Copyright-Media Rights Drafting Workshop

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.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 12:00 - 1:15 pm TNH 2.124
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • Reading Materials to be supplied at no cost by Professor