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Copyright Law: Cases and Materials

Jeanne Fromer, Chris Sprigman

Copyright Law: Cases and Materials is a free copyright law textbook designed for a four-credit copyright course. Model syllabi for four-credit and three-credit courses are available in the Faculty Resources section of this website. All faculty teaching copyright law are welcome to access the Faculty Resources, including the faculty discussion forum, by becoming a registered user of the site. To register, write to Jeanne Fromer or Christopher Sprigman.

Some law students come to the subject of copyright law with at least a rough working understanding of what copyright is, and what it does (or is theoretically supposed to do). But for many others, copyright has been, and remains, a subject that they’ve perhaps heard about but haven’t explored too deeply. Whatever level of knowledge you have about copyright at the moment, by the end of this book you will gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals of U.S. copyright law.

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