United States Law/Copyright

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In this Learning Project, participants will learn about the state of copyrights in 1976, then about the series of changes that have occured since then. Participants will take time to focus on the Copyright Act of 1976, the effect by the Act on Mass Media and vice-versa, and the recent changes in Copyright law that have been passed. The Senate Report on the Extension Act of 1996 will be read and analyzed in detail, and the effects of the DMCA on our Digital Millenium will be introduced.

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  • Understand the reasons behind the Copyright Act of 1976 and how the Act changed American culture;
  • A thorough knowledge of the 1996 Senate report on the Copyright Term Extension Act;
  • To recognize the implications of the DMCA.

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