Instructor(s): Abraham Drassinower

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7113HS.

The course will examine selected issues in copyright law. Topics may include the nature of originality; the relation between copyright, authorship and property; the relation between copyright law and digital technology; copyright and the Internet; the implications of 3D printing for copyright theory and practice; the distinction between copyright law and patent and/or trademark law; user rights in copyright law; the relation between copyright law and freedom of expression; the relation between copyright law and indigenous peoples’ claims to cultural autonomy; and recent developments in Canadian Supreme Court copyright jurisprudence. The course will proceed through detailed analyses of case law and scholarly commentary.

Evaluation
A 5,000 – 6,000 word paper on a topic to be chosen in consultation with the instructor (75%); a class presentation on the paper topic, and class attendance and class participation (25%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2
Perspective course

Enrolment

Maximum
15
13 JD
2 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 10:30 - 12:20