Copyright Law: Transnational Law
Copyright law provides a paradigmatic example of the robust diversity of legal approaches to the regulation and protection of intangible goods. Copyright, a matter of domestic law, is also increasingly governed by international law making, which alters the contours of domestic copyright fields. This course will provide a comprehensive and multidimensional analysis of the intersections between the global copyright order and different national copyright regimes. The course begins with a critical examination of different theoretical justifications for copyright law, and will trace the origins of each theory within different cultural traditions and jurisdictions.
The second part of the course draws on this background to provide a comparative analysis of central doctrines and principles in copyright law, including originality thresholds for copyright protection; exemptions from and limitations of copyright protection; authors