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CopyrightX: CIPPM – Syllabus 2015

 

Lectures delivered by prof. Fisher are all available online from the CopyrightX website.

Seminars delivered by prof. Borghi and dr. Karanasiou are held on Wednesdays, 16:00 to 18:00, at the Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

Week 1

Lecture 1 (online): The Foundations of Copyright Law

Seminar (28 January, Room 702): Originality and Idea/Expression distinction

  • 17 U.S.C. 102(a), 17 U.S.C. 102(b)
  • Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239 (1903) [pdf]
  • Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991) [pdf]
  • Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879) [pdf]
  • CDPA 1988 sec. 1
  • Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening, Case C-5/08 [2009] [html]
  • Temple Island Collection Ltd v New English Teas Ltd & Anor [2011] EWPCC 21 [html] [images]

 

Week 2

Lecture 2 (online): Fairness and Personality Theories

Seminar (4 February, Room 205): Labour v. personhood

 

Week 3

Lecture 3 (online): The Subject Matter of Copyright

Seminar (11 February, Room 704): Computer programs and databases

  • Lotus Development Corporation v. Borland International, Inc., 49 F.3d 807 (1st Cir. 1995) [pdf]
  • Oracle v. Google (CAFC 2014) [pdf]
  • Directive 96/9/EC (database directive) Art. 1, 3 and 7
  • Bezpecnostní softwarová asociace v Ministerstvo kultury, Case C-393/09 [2010] [html]
  • Innoweb BV v Wegener ICT Media BV, Case C-202/12 [2013] [html]

 

Week 4

Lecture 4 (online): Welfare Theory

Seminar (18 February, Room 702): Copyright as incentive

 

Week 5

Lecture 5 (online): Authorship

Seminar (25 February, Room 203): Multiple authors, works made for hire

  • 17 U.S.C. 201
  • Lindsay v. The Wrecked and Abandoned Vessel R.M.S. Titanic, 52 U.S.P.Q.2d 1609 (S.D.N.Y. 1999) [pdf]
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence v. Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989) [pdf]
  • CDPA 1988, sec. 10, sec. 11
  • Brighton & Anor v Jones [2004] EWHC 1157 [html]

 

Week 6

Lecture 6 (online): The Mechanics of Copyright

Seminar (4 March, Room 704): The boundary between copyright and the public domain

  • Stewart v. Abend, 495 U.S. 207 (1990) [pdf]
  • Eldred v. Ashcroft, 537 U.S.1 86 (2003) [pdf]
  • Golan v. Holder, 2012 U.S. Lexis 907 (2012) [pdf]

 

Week 7

Lecture 7 (online): The Rights to Reproduce and Modify

Seminar (11 March, Room 205): “Whole or substantial part”

  • 17 U.S.C. 106
  • Three Boys Music Corp. v. Michael Bolton, 212 F.3d 477 (9th Cir. 2000) [pdf]
  • Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., 663 F.Supp. 706 (S.D.N.Y. 1987) [pdf] [Illustrations]
  • Boisson v. Banian, Ltd., 273 F.3d 262 (2d Cir. 2001) [pdf] [Illustrations]
  • Swirsky v. Carey, 376 F.3d 841 (9th Cir. 2004) [pdf]
  • Mannion v. Coors Brewing Co., 377 F.Supp. 2d 444 (S.D.N.Y. 2005): paragraphs 81-94 [pdf] [Illustrations]
  • CDPA 1988, sec. 16
  • Baigent v Random House & Anor [2006] EWHC 1131 (Ch) [html]

 

Week 8

Lecture 8 (online): The Rights to Distribute, Perform, and Display

Seminar (18 March, Room 203): Public communication and exhaustion of rights

  • American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2498 (2014) [pdf]
  • Perfect 10 v. Amazon.com. 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2007): paragraphs 1-65 [pdf]
  • Svensson et al. v Retriever Sverige AB, Case C-466/12 [2014] [html]
  • BestWater International GmbH v Michael Mebes, Stefan Potsch, Case C-348/13 [2014] [html]
  • Art & Allposters International, Case C-419/13 [2015] [html]

 

Week 9

Lecture 9 (online): Fair Use and Misuse

Seminar (25 March, Room 704): Fair use and fair dealing

  • 17 U.S.C. 107
  • Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994) [pdf]
  • Blanch v. Koons, 467 F.3d 244 (2d Cir. 2006) [pdf] [Illustrations]
  • Cariou v. Prince, Docket No. 11-1197-cv (2nd Cir. April 14, 2013) [pdf]
  • Authors Guild v. Google, 05 Civ. 8136 (S.D.N.Y. November 14, 2013) [pdf]
  • CDPA 1988, sec. 29, sec. 30
  • Ashdown v. Telegraph Group Ltd [2001] EWHC Ch 28 [html]

 

Week 10

Lecture 10 (online): Cultural Theory

Seminar (1 April, Room 704): Moral rights in the UK

  • CDPA 1988, sec.77, sec. 80
  • Noah v Shuba [1991] FSR 14 [pdf]
  • Confetti Records (a firm) & Ors v Warner Music UK Ltd (t/a East West Records) [2003] EWHC 1274 (Ch) [html]
  • Delves-Broughton v House Of Harlot Ltd [2012] EWPCC 29 [html]

 

Week 11

Lecture 11 (online): Supplements to Copyright: Secondary Liability and Para-copyright

Seminar (22 April, Room 203): Liability of Internet Service Providers

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. v. Grokster, 545 U.S. 913 (2005) [pdf]
  • Viacom v. YouTube, 676 F.3d 19 (CA2 2012) [pdf]
  • Directive 2000/31/EC (e-commerce), Sec. 4
  • CBS Songs Ltd v Amstrad Consumer Electronics Plc [1988] UKHL 15 [html]
  • Productores de Música de España (Promusicae) v Telefónica de España SAU, Case C-275/06 [2008] [html]

 

Week 12

Lecture 12 (online): Remedies

Seminar (27 April, Room 304): Injunctions

  • 17 U.S.C. 501, 502, 503, 506
  • Salinger v. Colting, 607 F.3d 68 (2d Cir. 2010) [pdf]
  • CDPA 1988, sec. 96, 97, 97A, 98, 99, 100
  • Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 3479(Ch) [html]
  • UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH et al. Case C-314/12 [2014] [html]

 

Final exam

(30 April, Room TBC)