Enrollment to the CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliate Course 2020 Now Open!

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About CopyrightX

copyrightxCopyrightX is a course on Copyright Law, developed by Professor William Fisher III at Harvard Law School and first offered online in the spring semester of 2013, under the auspices of the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. The next Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course will be taught from February to May of 2020.

The course explores the current law of copyright and the ongoing debates concerning how that law should be reformed. Through a combination of pre-recorded lectures, weekly seminars, live webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which law seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression. Since 2014, CopyrightX is also being offered as an affiliated course in several other countries, including Italy.

Turin Affiliated Course

Previous editions of the Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course gathered together a very diverse group, including students of the Law School of the University of Turin and Alessandria and former participants in the LLM program in Intellectual Property Law jointly organized by the University of Turin and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Admission to the Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course is free and is open to anyone of at least 18 years of age, however the process is highly competitive, and enrollment is limited to no more than 30 successful applicants.

The Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course is being coordinated and weekly lectures are taught by Maximiliano Marzetti, Assistant Professor of Law at IESEG Business School – Paris, Associate Research Scholar at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Industrial and Economic Law of the University of Buenos Aires and former Deputy Director of the LLM program in Intellectual Property Law jointly organized by the University of Turin and the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course is offered under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Cogo.

The Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course follows the outline of the Harvard online course, available here, with added material and particular emphasis on European law, international and comparative perspectives. The Syllabus of the course is available here. The course engages extensively with US, EU, comparative and international law, in the context of the theoretical background provided by Professor Fisher’s lectures. Classes are held online for one hour and a half to two hours each week, according to the schedule outlined below, and are supplemented with online discussion and assigned readings.

Online lectures’ dates:

  • February 13, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • February 20, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • February 27, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 05, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 12, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 19, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 26, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 02, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 09, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 16, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 23, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 30, 2020, 17:30h Central European Time (CET)

The open-book final exam will begin on May 6, 2020, participants will have 96h to complete it.

Admission to the Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University affiliated course is now open and applications to the 2020 edition are accepted until 2400 UTC on January 31, 2020 and selected candidates will be notified by February 7, 2020.

If you wish to apply, please download an application here and forward it to the course coordinator at maxmarzetti@gmail.com.