European Perspective on Intellectual Property and Copyrights

MB-261
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
MB-211
Electable by: 
MBUS majors
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

European Perspective on Intellectual Property and Copyright is a survey course reviewing the major legal aspects of music and copyright in the European Union and beyond. The course will look at the basic foundations of copyright, comparing the EU system to the US system, and then review the major issues affecting the music industry in the EU and how they function, including licensing contracts, EU directives, and intellectual property and trade agreements. Finally, the course will cover commercial music transactions in various territories and take an in-depth look at copyright concepts, as well as other forms of intellectual property protection, such as patents, trademark, and trade secrets.

Department: 
MBUS
Course chair: 
Don Gorder