Copyright-Media Rights Drafting Workshop

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Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 12:00 - 1:15 pm TNH 2.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating (administered by Exam4)


The 28075 section of this course will be taught in person but with the option of occasional remote participation via Zoom.  If students require all remote participation, they must register for the 28084 section of this course, which is identical but web-based.

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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Reading Materials to be supplied at no cost by Professor *


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
11/16/2020 Exam information updated
Room(s) changed