COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
                                               CLASS SCHEDULE
GASAWAY                                                                                                SPRING 2006

                Note:  readings subject to change as new material becomes available.
 
CLASS # DATE TOPIC TEXTBOOK AND OTHER READINGS
January 16 NO CLASS (holiday)
1 January 23 Introduction to course; Legal materials and legal authority;History of Copyright andTechnology Print outlines from links
2 January 30 How to brief a case
Copyright basics: originality, fixation, eligibility for copyright protection
1.  Paul Bateman, Ten Instructions on Briefing a Case
2. Barbara Glessner Finds,  Sample Briefing Format
3.  Brief case, Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879)
4.  Text, pp. 285-310
5.  Feist v. Rural Telephone, 499 U.S. 340 (1991)
3 February 6 Computer programs
Formalities:  notice,
publication, registration.
Public domain, owner- ship.  Copyright con- trasted with  other forms of IP
1.  Text, pp. 310-22; 376-406
2.  New York Times v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001)
4 February 13 Term of copyright
Exclusive rights
1. Eldred v. Ashcroft, 537 U.S. 186 (2003) [read marjority + both dissents]
2.  Text, pp. 323-39
5 February 20 Infringement
Remedies and defenses
Transfers of copyright
1.  Text, pp. 340-53, 407-14
2.  Matthew Bender v. West Publishing
158 F.3d 1693 (2d Cir. 1998)
3.  Hotaling v. LDS, 118 F.3d 199 (4th Cir. 1997)
6 February 27 Exemptions
Fair use
Take home portion of exam due March 6
1.  Text, pp. 354-75
2.  American Geophysical Union v. Texaco, 60 F.3d 913 (2d Cir. 1994)
7 March 6 MIDTERM EXAM (2d half)
Copying for courses
Reserves and e-reserves
1.  Classroom Guidelines
2.  ALA Model Policy on Reserves
3.  Marcus v. Rowley, 695 F.2d 1171 (9th Cir. 1983)
4.  Princeton University Press, v. MichiganDocuments Service, 99 F.3d 1381 (6th Cir. 1996)
March 13 NO CLASS SPRING BREAK
8 March 20 Library exemption
Preservation
Creating digital libraries
1.  Laura N. Gasaway, America's Cultural Record:  A Thing of the Past (parts I-III)
2.  Mary Minow, Library Digitization Projects and Copyright
3. Margaret Hedstrom, Digital Preservation: A Time Bomb for Digital Libraries
9 March 27 Providing copies for 
users, Interlibrary loan and
Document delivery
1.  Interlibrary loan guidelines
2.  Copyright in the Library:  Interlibrary Loan (U.Tex. website)
10 April 3 Classroom exemption
Distance education
TEACH Act
1. Videotape Guidelines
2.  Laura N. Gasaway,  Distance Learning and Copyright,   (scroll table of contents to 
locate article)
3.  ________, TEACH Act
11 April  10
Online service provider liability
Anti-circumvention
Linking
1.  Universal Studios v. Corley, 273 F.3d 429 (2d Cir. 2001) 
2. Kelly v. Arriba Soft,  336 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2003)
3.  U.S. v. Elcomsoft, http://www.unc.edu/%7Eunclng/Copy-corner53.htm
12 April 17 Peer-to-peer file sharing 1.  MGM v. Grokster, 125 S.Ct. 2764 (2005) Majority opinion only
13 April 24 The futureof copyright 1.  Richard Stallman, The Right to Read
2.  Laura N. Gasaway, Values Conflict,  Introduction and sections I and II only
May 1
5:30 p.m.
FINAL EXAM Room 3025