Reading Assignment: Intellectual Property

Hello Everyone!  Following the second exam, we’ll be discussing Communication Law and Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright).  Please read Hopkins chapter 13, and be prepared to discuss the following cases:

Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service (1991)

Eldred v. Ashcroft (2003)

Golan v. Holder (2012)

Community for Creative Nonviolence v. Reid (1989)

Harper & Row v. National Enterprises (1985)

Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music (1994)

Cambridge University Press v. Carl Patton (2014)

White Smith Music Publishing Company vs. Apollo Company (1908)

Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc. (1984)

MGM v. Grokster (2005)

Thanks, and see you in class.

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