Source: Harvard Law School
CopyrightX explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.
Three types of courses make up the CopyrightX Community:
— a residential course on Copyright Law, taught by Prof. William Fisher at Harvard Law School;
— an online course divided into sections of 25 students, each section taught by a Harvard Teaching Fellow;
— a set of affiliated courses based in countries other than the United States, each taught by an expert in copyright law.
Admission to the online sections is free and is open to anyone at least 13 years of age, but enrollment is limited and admission is selective.
The lectures, reading materials, maps, and recordings that have been developed for CopyrightX are also available for use by teachers and students in other settings. All of these materials are licensed under a Creative Commons License, the terms of which are available on the Permission page.