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Introduction to Copyright Law in America

Gain a better understanding of copyright law and its applications in different industries with this course.

Law
Free Course
This free online copyright law course discusses copyright laws as they are used in the United States, as well as the principles which copyright law share with other legal jurisdictions, and what lawyers can learn from them. In this course you will study the structure of copyright under federal law, the basics of legal research, and legal citations as well as look into the applications of copyright in the music and broadcasting industries.

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Description

This course begins by giving you an overview of the copyright law in the United States. You will learn that copyright aims to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and investors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. With the widespread use of the Internet, copyright has become a very important issue for publishers of books, music, software, films, television programmes and many other industries.

You will then learn how to use the LexisNexis. LexisNexis is a corporation that provides computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services. You will look into the structure of copyright under federal law, the basics of legal research, and legal citations. You will also study the applications of copyright in the music and broadcasting industries, study legal cases involving examples such as Napster and Grokster, and look into peer-to-peer file-sharing services.

Copyright is the exclusive right given to creators of creative work for reproduction, usually for a limited time. Upon the completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the 1976 Copyright Act and the structure of federal law, the basics of legal research, and legal citations. You will also learn how to use LexisNexis and understand copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, education, and more. Check out this course to learn more about copyright today. 

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; - How to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; - Understanding copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; - Software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software;

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