Copyright-Media Rights Drafting Workshop

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED, THU 10:25 - 11:40 am JON 6.206

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating take-home exam (administered by Exam4)


Same as LAW 379M, 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, which takes account of the business practices and conventions of various industries in which these contract clauses function. 

Prerequisites: completion of copyright or other IP courses or equivalent work-related experience. Course open only to applicants with approval of professor.

Non-Law students: this course assumes some familiarity with IP law or practice based on work experience. Though basic law is included in course text, any student who wishes to reach out to professor to confirm qualifications is welcome to do so.

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.

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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
11/04/2022 Meeting changed
11/02/2022 Room(s) changed