Class Description

Spring 2021

INF 390C Copyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives

Unique ID: 28510 Philip Doty
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Syllabus


Digital and other important communication technologies; how copyright in the United States developed and has evolved; and copyright seen from a number of disciplinary points of view, such as legal studies, cultural history, and public policy. Other subjects may include the cultural commons; natural rights arguments for copyright versus social bargain and statutory arguments; identifying and protecting the public interest in information; the law of copyright and cultural categories such as the author, the work, intellectual property, and creation; and important federal court cases.


Graduate standing.


Synchronous class meetings conducted online.


Some seats reserved for graduate students in the School of Information, with additional seats reserved for graduate students from other academic units.