COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
                           INLS 210-034
Lolly Gasaway                                                                                Spring 2006


 
SYLLABUS SCHEDULE AND READINGS THOUGHT QUESTIONS FOR READINGS
DISCUSSION LIST ANNOUNCEMENTS ADDITIONAL MATERIALS


EMail:    laura_gasaway@unc.edu
Office:    Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, Room 3030
Phone:    919-962-2295



Class Location:  Law Library 3025



Text Books:  Arthur R. Miller ? Michael H. Davis, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
                             PATENTS, TRADEMARKS ? COPYRIGHT (3d. ed., 2000)
                                        Additional material on the web


Course Objectives:

        1.   To understand and appreciate the role copyright law plays in the cultural and
               intellectual life of individuals;

        2.    To develop an appreciation of and understand how basic copyright principles,
                the statute and major cases in areas affecting libraries and education;

        3.    To analyze how copyright protection has changed with technological developments,
               especially in the digital environment;

        4.    To highlight the concerns of the creators, publishers and distributors of
               copyrighted works;

        5.    To focus on how libraries and their users are affected by copyright law; and

        6.    To identify copyright trends that likely will affect libraries in the future.



Assignments:

        1.    Examination -- both a midterm and a final exam

        2.    Various presentations to the class, working in groups, etc.



Discussion list:

        1.    Participate in out of class discussions, post news items and answer questions.

        2.    Extra points may be earned for excellent postings on the discussion list.