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6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law

This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.

Table of contents: 

1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

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MediaSite Kaltura Panopto
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