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Copyright Law: Cases and Materials

Copyright Law: Cases and Materials

Copyright Law: Cases and Materials is a free copyright law textbook designed for a four-credit copyright course, which is what we teach at NYU School of Law. Model syllabi for four-credit and three-credit courses are available in the Faculty Resources section of this website. All faculty teaching copyright law are welcome to access the Faculty Resources, including the faculty discussion forum, by becoming a registered user of the...

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Sara Benson
Sara Benson (Librarian)
3 years ago
Comprehensiveness This textbook is very comprehensive of US copyright law. However, it does not address international copyright law issues. One of the best things about this book is that it is very recent and, as such, it contains examples of very modern cases on things like the enforceability of creative commons licenses. One downside of the book is that it contains a no-derivatives license. This makes it less "open" than a traditional open access book. Content Accuracy The content is provided by two law professors who are experts in the field. It is high quality content. That said, it really is the type of book best aimed at law students because it uses the traditional "case method" of teaching, which is typical of law classes. Relevance Longevity The content is very up-to-date and includes both watershed cases as well as modern cases. It will, of course, need to be updated in the future. Clarity The text is clear and free from grammatical issues.