Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 5851
Course Format: Seminar
Location: Online
Permission Required: No
  • Business for Design
  • Entrepreneurship
This on-line class will introduce art, design, film and media students to the practical, legal and theoretical issues surrounding copyright and trademark law in the digital age. It will sensitize students to the many issues they will face in their efforts to sell, distribute, protect, use or defend their creative works and products. The course also will review contract law, specifically “work for hire” and “non-compete” clauses, and moral rights laws as they pertain to creative works. Students will learn about the scope and the limitations of the protections that current law provides; how to identify and anticipate the issues surrounding sharing of works in this digital age so that they will be prepared to engage in the debate: and how to protect their property rights in their works. Students will engage with legal and theoretical issues by reading books by legal scholars and technologists; assigned readings of annotated law cases and current essays and articles. The readings will be supplemented by “real-life” exercises and practice-based assignments.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university graduate degree students.