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PUB 618 Legal Aspects of Publishing

Course Description: "Legal Aspects of Publishing" introduces students to intellectual property (IP), digital rights management (DRM), publishing contracts, U.S. Constitutional considerations for publishing professionals, publishing torts (such as libel, slander, and invasion of privacy), legal considerations in the advertising, marketing, sales and distribution of content, the basics of agency, and the treatment of employees, contractors, and consumers. Students will research, discuss, and debate current legal issues facing the publishing industry amid great technological disruption and economic turbulence. It is an exciting time to study the law.

Course Rotation: Fall


3 credits