MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2016

Copy, create, hack, and distribute: An introduction to intellectual property rights on the Internet

Kate Darling, Stacey Dogan

Jan/14 Thu 01:00PM-04:00PM Media Lab, E14-244

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/13
Prereq: None

Whether you’re a programmer, entrepreneur, or just into making cool things for the interwebz, you’re likely to interact with copyright and other intellectual property (IP) laws in the course of your work. In this class, we'll talk through cases where IP law has impacted online platforms and device hacks, examine the ideas behind those laws, and discuss where they sometimes go wrong.

Topics include copyright infringement, DMCA safe harbor, trademark infringement, and DMCA anti circumvention law.

Stacey Dogan is a law professor at Boston University, a leading intellectual property scholar, and an MIT alum.
Kate Darling is the IP advisor to the MIT Media Lab and a fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Email Kate to join this session!

Contact: Kate Darling, KDARLING@MIT.EDU