Rami Olwan

All About CyberLaw, Copyright and Developing Countries

Copyright X 2014

I have finished an online course with Professor Terry Fisher on US Copyright Law entitled Copyright X 2014. The course is developed by the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society

There were 21 sections with 525 students chosen from many applicants from all over the world with different backgrounds and disciplines (not only lawyers). The course is taught by current student at Harvard Law School and meets weekly for a 120 – minutes seminar held online via Adope Connect.

Most of the readings that we are required to do are American copyright cases and other materials including a chapter from Professor Fisher’s book, Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment (Stanford University Press, 2004) . We were also required to watch excellent lectures that were previously recorded by Professor Fisher that explains the subject comprehensively and clearly.

Although I have studied American Copyright Law in the US, I feel that the course offers a great opportunity to understand further more the US perspective as compared to the European (French) and learn from Professor Fisher directly specially his views on the theories of IP and the copyright subject in general.

I recommend that you audit the course if you didn’t have the chance to register this year and read particularly the IP maps that explains in detail American Copyright Law, available here http://copyx.org/maps-of-intellectual-property/For full more information about the course and registration, please visit its website here http://copyx.org

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