Friday, October 30, 2009

Video Lectures on Intellectual Property Law

Academic Earth, named by TIME as one of the top 50 websites of 2009, collects video lectures uploaded on the web and streams them. Lectures on a variety of subjects are available from schools such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Berkeley, MIT and Stanford. Of particular interest are four lectures taught by MIT Prof. Keith Winstein concerning intellectual property.
"Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software."

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