Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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ECON 000/4050 - CopyrightX: The Economics of Copyright and Creativity (3 cr.)

Minimum junior standing.

The course examines ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression, impacting creative industries and pertinent business models. The course also critically reviews the main theories of copyright, with emphasis on the economics of knowledge production in varying contexts. Students engage with world issues and debates related to copyright and creativity, with an eye to the interests of developing countries and their position in global debates. A central question raised in the course is whether and how copyright legislation should be reformed to address new technologies, incentivize novel business models and help bridge the developmental divide. Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of copyright and how it affects creativity and innovation in a wide variety of artistic and technical fields. While there will be reference to US law in the recorded video lectures, supplementary class discussions and reading materials will provide students with understandings of the legal copyright systems in Egypt and other countries.

When Offered
Offered in spring.

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