Ass. jur. Diana Liebenau, LL.M. (Harvard)
Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Recht des Geistigen Eigentums und Wettbewerbsrecht
Der Workshop Privatrecht bietet ein Forum, um interessierten Kolleginnen und Kollegen die eigenen wissenschaftlichen Projekte vorzustellen. Es finden regelmäßig Vorträge während des Semesters statt.
Do., 16–20 Uhr, Hörsaal W201 im Lehrturm am Prof.-Huber-Pl. 2 (W)
Do., 13–16 Uhr c.t., Raum 024 in der Ludwigstr. 28 (Rückgebäude)
Di., 18-20 Uhr c.t. 23.01.2023-23.04.2023, Ludwigstraße 29, 209
CopyrightX is a 12-week course on U.S. copyright law and policy developed and taught by Professor Terry Fisher at Harvard Law School. It is hosted and supported by the HarvardX distance-learning initiative and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Through a combination of pre-recorded lectures, readings, seminars, live webcasts, and online discussions, the participants in these courses examine and assess the ways in which law seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.
It consists of a residential course at Harvard Law School, an online course, and a network of affiliated courses offered by several universities and other institutions outside the United States.
“CopyrightX: Comparing U.S. and European Copyright Law and Policy (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Munich, Germany)” is one of these affiliated courses. It is taught over the course of 14 weeks by Diana Liebenau.
By German law school standards, CopyrightX is an unusual course in four respects.
Course materials will be available on Moodle.
Week 0 – Introduction to the US legal system (with Respect to Copyright)
Week 1 – The Foundations of Copyright Law
Week 2 – Fairness and Personality Theories
Week 3 – The Subject Matter of Copyright
Week 4 – Welfare Theory
Week 5 – Authorship
Week 6 – The Mechanics of Copyright
Week 7 – The Rights to Reproduce and Modify
Week 8 – The Rights to Distribute, Perform, and Display
Week 9 – Fair Use
Week 10 – Cultural Theory
Week 11 – Supplements to Copyright – Secondary Liability and Para-copyright
Week 12 – Remedies
Week 13 – Exam Review
You will need to (1) watch the lectures and (2) do your reading each week prior to class. The course is taught in person.
Registration and regular attendance is required if students wish to obtain a certificate. If you want to attend the course, register by email:
Subject line: Registration CopyrightX 2024
Deadline: December 5, 2023
Please attach your CV and transcript of records.
LL.M. and Erasmus students: You cannot take this course for academic credit.
State exam students: You cannot take this course to fulfil the mandatory language requirement according to Ausbildungs- und Prüfungsordnung für Juristen (JAPO).
The exam will be a take-home exam. Exact start and end times as well as more details TBA.
You will write the official HarvardX exam and will be issued an official certificate.