LIIS 260 Copyright & Intellectual Property

An introduction to the nature and forms of intellectual property in the modern technological world, the rights of intellectual property creators and owners, and the rights and responsibilities of intellectual property users. An overview of the principles of copyright law with an emphasis on the application within an educational environment.

Credits

1 Credit

LIIS 260Copyright & Intellectual Property

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I. General Information

Department

Library & Informatio Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

An introduction to the nature and forms of intellectual property in the modern technological world, the rights of intellectual property creators and owners, and the rights and responsibilities of intellectual property users. An overview of the principles of copyright law with an emphasis on the application within an educational environment.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Find and critically evaluate online resources on copyrights and intellectual property. Discuss various topics related to copyrights and intellectual property. Recognize legal and illegal use of copyrighted materials.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Define copyright Explain the purpose of copyright Discuss the challenges and opportunities brought about by copyrights Describe the history of copyright Explain who can claim copyright Identify the different types of works that are protected Cite what works are not protected by copyright Explain when is a work protected Cite how long copyright protection last Discuss liability issues Identify penalties for civil and criminal violations for copyright infringement Identify major copyright legislation Discuss the copyright and intellectual property issues in the educational environment Find, analyze and share online resources related to copyrights and intellectual property Critically and objectively evaluate online resources Discuss the current status of copyrights Recognize legal and illegal use of copyrighted materials Determine when permission is required and when it is not required Discuss current topics/trends in the area of copyrights and intellectual property Identify techniques to avoid copyright infringement

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Copyright Dilemma Research Paper Fair Use Scenario Exercise

Required Exams

Comprehensive Exam

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Copyright Dilemma Research Paper Fair Use Scenario Exercise Comprehensive Exam