Course Description

MIT 3379F-001 (Fall 2021)   Entertainment and The Law

Instructor: J. Hildebrand

Course Description
Can the law protect artist and audience? Better yet, what are we trying to protect? We will use this perspective to consider legal liability the following contexts: incitement in lyrics, lyrics used as evidence in a criminal case, liability for copyright infringement; invasion of privacy; defamation; and even censorship.

Antirequisites: MIT 3431B if taken in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, MIT 3431A if taken in 2020-21.

3 hour lecture, 0.5 course.