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Sight, Sound and Meaning: Teaching Intellectual Property with Audiovisual Materials


Rebecca Tushnet


Georgetown University Law Center


St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 52, 2007
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper

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This short article addresses my experience using audiovisual materials from the Georgetown Intellectual Property Teaching Resources database. I use audiovisual materials extensively in class to allow students to see the subject matter of the cases rather than just reading verbal descriptions and enable them to apply the principles they read about to new, concrete examples. Many students in IP courses have special interests in music, film, or the visual arts, and the database allows me - and other teachers - to present materials that engage them. I have found that students are more willing to speak up in class when they can see or hear for themselves and can point to specific aspects of the underlying materials. I also briefly address the copyright question: should teachers worry about using digital materials in class? Fortunately, the available statutory exceptions are supportive of in-class teaching. Using images and sounds to illustrate litigated cases and hypotheticals is pedagogically valuable and legally justified.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: teaching, copyright, trademark

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Date posted: February 24, 2008  

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Tushnet, Rebecca, Sight, Sound and Meaning: Teaching Intellectual Property with Audiovisual Materials. St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 52, 2007; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1096682

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Rebecca Tushnet (Contact Author)
Georgetown University Law Center ( email )
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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