US Copyright law unleashed

Thanks to the wonderful MIT OpenCourseWare, the free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world, now you can learn everything about:

  • structure of federal law;
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  • basics of legal research;
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  • legal citations;
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  • how to use LexisNexis®;
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  • the 1976 Copyright Act;
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  • copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education;
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  • fair use;
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  • Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing;
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  • Library Access to Music Project;
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  • The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act;
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  • DVDs and encryption;
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  • software licensing;
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  • the GNU® General Public License and free software.

The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period, a 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. Enjoy it!

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