CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course running from January to April under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  The course explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

CopyrightX is offered by a limited number of Harvard affiliated centres based in countries other than the United States, each taught by a team of experts in copyright law. CIPPM is Harvard’s UK satellite for CopyrightX offering weekly afternoon seminars which complement Harvard’s recorded lectures and reading material. All of the materials developed for CopyrightX are licensed under a Creative Commons License, the terms of which are available online. More information can be found on CopyrightX website.

Admission to the course does not presuppose any prior knowledge of copyright or legal background, but enrollment is limited. The course is worth 60 CPD points following successful examination and on-site weekly attendance.

Seminars takes place at the Executive Business Centre of Bournemouth University.

Enrollment is now closed. You can find here the Syllabi of past editions:

>> 2016 Syllabus

>> 2015 Syllabus