Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

IP in the Digital Age

Spring 2019

Taught By: Michelle Bogre

Section: A

CRN: 5482

Credits: 3

This 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.

Open to: All university graduate degree students, and upper-level undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:32am 6/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 302

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019