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Copyright infringement on the internet is similar to offline copyright infringement but poses additional challenges due to the ease and frequency of copying and reproducing digital materials online.
The readings for this week examine some of the key legal issues relevant to copyright law on the internet.
As you complete the assigned readings, consider and prepare answers for each question on the two topics below:
Topic 1: Protection and Fair Use
• Based on the Katz v. Google, Inc. case in Chapter 7 of Grimmelmann, why is a transformative use of copyrighted material permitted under the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act?
Topic 2: Infringement and Remedies
• Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA), how and why are take-down notices used?