CopyrightX is an online course offered by Harvard University which can offer you a US-centric perspective on copyright law, and has opened applications for its 2018 batch. With a novel course structure and a great community, our readers from both legal and non-legal backgrounds might find this course incredibly meaningful in understanding modern copyright law in the digital age.
CopyX is now accepting applications for the batch of 2018! We have written in detail about the course here, and you can keep reading below for a brief snapshot.
What? – CopyrightX is an online course adminstered by Harvard University. The structure of the course involves specially curated lessons by Prof. William Fisher, and real time classes and discussions by students and researchers at Harvard University. The course involves one final evaluation based on the lessons and discussions.
When? – The course takes place for twelve weeks between January and May. This year, the course will be held between the week beginning January 22 and end the week of April 20, 2018. There are various choices of time slots available to applicants.
Why? – CopyX provides a fascinating insight into US copyright law, whose jurisprudence massively influences our own laws and laws around the world. More importantly, however, the course allows broader discussions with lawyers and non-lawyers on the implications of copyright law. The course is also limited in class strength, to focus on intensive and personalized discussions, and here differs from Massive Open Online Courses, where actual course engagement is limited.