LIS 2184 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND "OPEN" MOVEMENTS
Concepts, legislation, and case law about censorship, freedom of access to information, privacy, copyright, professional liability, and other issues. Legal implications and safeguards.Origins, development, evolution, and pivotal role of copyright, fair use, and related issues within 21st century information, legal, policy, and economic framework. Key and emerging issues such as public domain, orphan works, section 108 exceptions for libraries and archives, licensing, recent statutory legislation and case law, and international copyright. Alternative protection schema, such as open access and creative commons.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3