Course Description

LAW 662A/B - Advanced Copyright: Garcia v. Google and its Impact

This seminar will confront the myriad issues posed by the recent case of Garcia v. Google. A bit-part actor became subject to an Egyptian cleric's fatwa after her role in Innocence of Muslims was altered by dubbing her lines with scandalous accusations.  As a result, she filed multiple take-down notices, followed by a lawsuit for copyright infringement against the world's foremost Internet portal. The sessions will examine in detail the numerous copyright doctrines that rose to the fore in that case, from first amendment protection to scope of implied licenses to whether a third-party's death threat implicates "irreparable harm" of an infringement variety.

Pre- or co-requisite: Copyright or Intellectual Property Law.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
David Nimmer 16F 662A/B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 Yes Yes
Pre- or co-requisite: Law 302. Copyright or Law 307 Intellectual Property.
David Nimmer 17S 662A/B SEM 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 1.0 Yes Yes
Law 662B is the second part of a yearlong course.The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Civil Litigation; Intellectual Property; Business Law; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law;