Enrollment to the CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliate Course 2021 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 2021.

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 at 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 at least 20 and no more than 30 successful applicants.

The Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University Affiliated Course is coordinated by Maximiliano Marzetti, currently Assistant Professor of Law at IESEG School of Management in Paris, and former Deputy Director to the Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law jointly organized by the University of Turin and the World Intellectual Property Organization, under the supervision of Alessandro Cogo, Associate Professor of Intellectual Property and Business Law at the University of Turin, School of Law and Director of the LLM in Intellectual Property jointly offered by the University of Turin and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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 course engages extensively with US, EU, comparative and international law, in the context of the theoretical background provided by Professor Fisher’s lectures.

Lectures are held online, taught by the Course Coordinator, for one hour and a half each week, according to the schedule outlined below, and are supplemented with online discussion and assigned readings. Note that assistance to the online weekly sessions is mandatory and a requirement to obtain the Certificate. If you are not sure you can comply with this commitment, please do not apply, you may preclude another qualified candidate that may be able to attend all of the sessions.

Dates of the online weekly lectures:

  • February 18, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • February 25, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 4, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 11, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 18, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • March 25, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 1, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 8, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 15, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 22, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • April 29, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)
  • May 6, 2021, 18:00h Central European Time (CET)

The final exam (open-book) will be held between May 10 and May 14, 2021. Participants normally have 72h to complete it.

Admission to the Harvard Law School CopyrightX - Turin University affiliated course is now open and applications to the 2021 edition are accepted until midnight (CET) of February 12, 2021. Selected candidates will be notified by February 15, 2021. Note that rejected candidates will not be notified.

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