I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take Terry Fisher‘s excellent CopyrightX course, offered online by Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society this year. I applied last year, but didn’t get in due to popular demand – for the course, presumably, not for my exclusion. The lectures and discussion groups have just wrapped up, the exam starts May 1st. First exam I’ve written in a while… Should be kind of fun, I suppose.
A nice side effect is that I’ve officially far exceeded my Law-Society-imposed Continuing Legal Education requirement, all without paying any money to any of the CLE providers who lobbied so hard to impose the requirement in the first place.
A group of us made a crowdsourced course outline (PDF) as well – it’s pretty comprehensive. I’ll link it here in case anyone’s interested and to leave it somewhere where students in the course in future years can find it. Here’s a link to the more comprehensive .zip file (~20mb) containing that outline in various formats as well as a bunch of other materials we prepared.
These materials are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 2.5 License, as are Prof. Fisher’s materials. Thanks to all the authors, and to Terry Fisher and the TAs for all the various sections for their work on the course.