Law 278.2: Copyright Theory Seminar
Professor Pamela Samuelson
University of California, Berkeley
Fall 1998 ~ Boalt Hall
Offices: 341 North Addition and 305B South Hall
Telephone: 642-6775 (same for both offices)
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Office hours: 4-6pm Mondays and by appointment
A considerable literature about the theoretical underpinnings of copyright law has emerged in recent years. Some of this literature looks to the works of philosophers, such as John Locke, for guidance; some focuses on copyright as a component of democratic theory and discourse; some discusses the law and economics of copyright and the potential impact of intellectual property rights having become integrated with international trade by virtue of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights annex to the World Trade Organization agreement. This seminar will study this literature and inquire about the transformations in copyright concepts likely to occur as more copyrighted material is disseminated in global digital networks.
- Course Syllabus
- The Drafting Committee on Uniform Commercial Code Article 2B will meet Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15, 1998, at the "Holiday Inn San Francisco / Oakland Bay Bridge" at 1800 Powell Street Emeryville, California. Meeting hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Sunday.
- Intellectual Property and Economic Development: Opportunities for China in the Information Age
This paper was prepared for the ’98 International Symposium on the Protection of Intellectual Property for the 21st Century, scheduled for October 28-30, 1998, in Beijing, PRC.