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Lecture 1: Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations

Lecture 1: Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations

This video was recorded at MIT 6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law - January (IAP) 2006. This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. 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. Course Highlights This course features video lectures and an extensive list of readings. A description of assignments is also available. This course is offered during the Independent Activities... Show More
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