Copyright Law - Fall 2014

                    Course Materials                    

Professor Karjala


Course Syllabus

Past Examinations

U.S. Materials

United States Constitution, Art. 1, sec. 8, cl. 8 ("To promote the progress of science . . .")

25 U.S.C. 1338 (exclusive federal jurisdiction for patent and copyright)

United States Copyright Act

17 U.S.C. 101-122 (Subject matter and scope of copyright)
17 U.S.C. 201-205 (Copyright ownership and transfer)
17 U.S.C. 301-305 (Copyright duration)
17 U.S.C. 401-412 (Notice, deposit, and registration)
17 U.S.C. 501-513 (Infringement and remedies)
17 U.S.C. 601-603 (importation)
17 U.S.C. 701-709 (Copyright Office)
17 U.S.C. 801-805 (Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels)
17 U.S.C. 901-914 (Semiconductor Chip Protection Act)
17 U.S.C. 1001-1010 (Digital Audio Recording Act)
17 U.S.C. 1101 (Antibootlegging provision)
17 U.S.C. 1201-1205 (DMCA)

House Report No. 94-1476 (most commonly cited "legislative history" of the 1976 Copyright Act)

United States Patent Law (Title 35 USC)

United States Trademark Law (Title 15, USC, Ch. 22)

Pub. L 106-113, Title III (ACPA full text)

Uniform Trade Secrets Act (1985)

UCITA (Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act)

CONTU Report (1979) - Final Report of the National Commission on New Technology Uses of Copyrighted Works

International Treaties and Materials:

Berne:     Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works Paris Act of July 24, 1971

List of Berne Member Countries

Madrid:  Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, April 14, 1891

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

NAFTA:  North America Free Trade Agreement

NAFTA Intellectual Property Provisions

Paris:      Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883

List of Paris Member Countries

PCT:       Patent Cooperation Treaty

TRIPS:   Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Including Trade in Counterfeit Goods 

UCC:      Universal Copyright Convention

WIPO:   Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

               Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms, October 29, 1971

     Patent Law Treaty (harmonizing formal application procedures)

     Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

     WIPO Copyright Treaty

               WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

     WIPO Trademark Law Treaty

WTO:     Agreement between the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization

                         Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization

     WTO Website

 European Union Materials

Biotechnology Invention Directive: Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions

Database Directive:  Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases

Institute for Information Law, The Database Right File (abstracting a large number of court decisions from all over Europe dealing with the sui generis database right)

Design Directive:  Directive 98/71/EC on the legal protection of designs

E.C. Regulation 40/94 on the Community trade mark 

E.C. Rental Rights directive, 92/100/EEC

E.C. Software Directive, 91/250/EEC (May 14, 1991)

E.C. Copyright Term Directive, 93/98/EEC (Oct. 29, 1993)

E.C. Trademark Directive, 89/104/EEC (Dec. 21, 1988)

EPC: Convention on the Grant of European Patents

           Protocol on jurisdiction and the recognition of decisions in respect of the right to the grant of a European Patent (Protocol on Recognition)

Parties to the European Patent Convention