Knowledge of media law is crucial for creative and design professionals. This course explores a comprehensive range of topics and models, such as privacy and art, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Open Source public license, Creative Commons, Digital Rights Management, as well as working definitions of Fair Use and the practical limits of sampling/mixing in different idioms and economic sectors.
Introduction to Media Law
Explain the basic legal functions of the three branches of the US government.
Differentiate between the courts that comprise the US judiciary system.
Describe the components of a legal case and predict future outcomes.
Copyright & Art
First Amendment & Art
Comedy, Choreography, & Creative Commons
Evaluate the legal ramifications of past controversial works in comedy and choreography.
Predict the outcomes of future legal challenges in comedy and choreography.
Explain the function of creative commons licensing and use it in your work.
Privacy & Art
Trademarks & Art