Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 233 Copy!-Right? Creativity and Copyright


“Blurred Lines” (2013) infringed on Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” Or not. A person’s perspective on copyright and other intellectual property issues (inventions and patents) can depend a lot on if they are using someone else’s work or their work is getting used. This course explores how different ways of thinking about IP both protects and hinders creative expression. Visual and performing creators—formal or informal—will all gain something from taking it. Students create two transformative works of artistic expression as a basis for considering the different issues in actual practice.