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LWYF554 International Copyright Law - Florence (Jane C. Ginsburg)

2 credit(s)
Concentration(s): International Law (JD), Study Abroad (JD)

International markets abound for works of authorship (such as literature, music, films, software). Digital media (such as the internet) have augmented these international exchanges, and made them pervasive. International disputes inevitably result. We will begin with an overview of the structure and norms of the principal treaties (Berne Convention, TRIPs Accord, WIPO Copyright Treaties); examine their implementation in the domestic copyright laws of the U.S. and the European Union; and the private international law questions that arise, notably as a result of divergences in domestic norms. We will address jurisdiction over remote parties (judicial competence) as well as which country’s copyright laws apply (legislative competence), and the importance of territoriality.  The final exam will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Note: Class meets M,T,W, TH & F from 11:00 am - 12:50 pm


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596
Fax: (619) 260-4515


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.