SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Communication Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, Second Year
Course NameMedia and Entertainment Law in the Digital Age
InstructorLU CHIEN-CHIH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

In each class, Students are expected to read the weekly articles and participate in topical discussions related to each week’s topic. If you have to miss a class or meet any problem, please send email to me. There will be no grade deduction for reasonably excused absences.However, to attend each class should be compulsory.  



Students will be required to prepare an analytical paper regarding digital technology issues in assigned entertainment and media industry. The potential paper topics will be highly encouraged to work with instructors to develop, and instructors will make them available for discussion and preparation. The detail group list, subject assignments and the form requirements of paper reports will be announced after our first class.



 



TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE:











































































Date



Topic/Event & Readings



W1



CLASS INTRODUCTION



◆ Jonathan Taplin, Has the Digital Revolution Led to Cultural Devolution? Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, Spring 2012, Vo11. Issue 1, p243-250



W2



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 1



An Overview and the Changing Scene in Film Industry



Donald E. Biederman, Charles J. Biederman, Janna A. Glasser Esq., Edward P. Pierson, Scott Sanders, Martin E. Silfen, Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries (5th Edition), Chapters 9.1-9.2



W3



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 2



Internet Piracy, Box Office and Copyright Law



Carnegie Mellon University, Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics, “Technology's Impact on Entertainment”, “The Effectiveness of Anti-Piracy Efforts”, “ The Impact of Piracy on Sales & Creativity”, all available at https://www.cmu.edu/entertainment-analytics/index.html



W4



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 3



The Huge Controversy Netflix Caused (1): How Streaming Media push us to Reconsider Film Policy?




  • Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Elisa Salvador & Jean-Paul Simon , The Race for Innovation in the Media and Content Industries: Legacy Players and Newcomers: Lessons for Policy Makers from the Video Game and Cinema Industries, Washington University Law Review. Sept, 2017, Vol. 95 Issue 1

  • Ian Huffer, Social inclusivity, cultural diversity and online film consumption, Cultural Trends. Jun2017, Vol. 26 Issue 2



W5



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 4



The Huge Controversy Netflix Caused (2): Streaming Media and Traditional Industrial Chain




  • Greene, Lauren Emily, Pricking the Monster: Netflix and the modification of how and what we watch, Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism, March 25, 2016

  • Diane Barthel-Bouchier, “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad (Men) World”: National and Corporate Strategies in the Global Audiovisual Market, Art and the Challenge of Markets Volume 1



W6



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 1



Digital Advertising Tools & Copyright Law




  • Tim Kingsbury, Copyright Paste: The Unfairness of Sticking to Transformative Use in the Digital Age, University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, Issue 4 (2018), pp. 1471-1502



W7



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 2



Fake News and Government Regulations




  • David Goldberg, Responding to Fake News: Is There an Alternative to Law and Regulation, Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 47, Issue 2 (2018), pp. 417-448

  • Jane E. Kirtley, Getting to the Truth: Fake News, Libel Laws, and Enemies of the American People, Human Rights, Vol. 43, Issue 4 (2018), pp. 88-91



W8



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 3



New Media: Democratic Platform or an Existential Threat to Our Idea of Democracy?




  • Tarleton Gillespie, Platforms Are Not Intermediaries, The Georgetown Law Technology Review. Spring, 2018, Vol. 2 Issue 2

  • Introduction to the Special Issue: New Media, Old Money: Digital Technology, Social Media, and the Challenges to Campaigning and Democracy, Journal of Information Policy. 6(1):66-67



W9



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 4



Media Convergence and Merge




  • Bum Soo Chon, A Structural Analysis of Media Convergence: Cross-Industry Mergers and Acquisitions in the Information Industries, Journal of Media Economics. 2003, Vol. 16 Issue 3

  • Ilene Knable Gotts, Competition and Regulatory Aspects of Convergence, Takeovers and Mergers in the Communications and Media Industries, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, [2015]



W10



MUSIC LAW SERIES 1



1.History of the Music Industry: Technology, Culture, Law, Institutions



2. The Distribution Right, First-Sale, and Import-Export



Peter DiCola, Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians’ Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives, January 9, 2013.



◆Peter S. Menell, This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age, 61 Journal of The Copyright Society 235 (2014)



W11



MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES 2



Music Licensing and Copyright Collective Management Organization in Convergence Trends



Robert P. Merges, Contracting into Liability Rules: Intellectual Property Rights and Collective Rights Organizations, 84 Calif. L. Rev.1293(1996)



Tim Wu, Tolerated Use, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 333 (2008)



IFPI Global Music Report 2017, Annual State Of The Industry



W12



MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES 3



Fair Use and Culture Promotion in Digital Age



◆ Peter DiCola, Kembrew McLeod, Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling (with Kembrew McLeod), Duke University Press (2011)



◆ Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity, Penguin Books (2005)



W13



MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES 4



Digital Copyright Infringement and Remedies of Case Analysis



◆ Peter S. Menell, Adapting Copyright for the Mashup Generation, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 441 (2016).



◆ Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music, et al. No. 15-56880 (9th Cir. July 11, 2018)



W14



MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES 5



Music Industry Views Toward New Media



DONALD S. PASSMAN, ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS(9th ed. 2015) , Chapters 22



Steve Knopper, Appetite for Self Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of The Record Industry In The Digital Age (Free Press, 2009).



W15-17



FIELD TRIP & Off-CAMPUS TEACHING




  • 8:30am- 12:00pm Communication Software Company (TBD)



Introduction & Tour by  Corporate Affairs Team



Meeting and Topic Discussion with  Legal Counsel




  • 12:00pm- 2:00pm Lunch and Group Oral Presentation (estimated 20mins/per group)

  • Group Oral Presentation & Teacher Comment (20mins to per group)

  • 2:00pm- 5:00pm Digital Media Company (TBD)



Introduction and Tour



Meeting and Topic Discussion with Legal Counsel



Topic: Digital Content Licensing and Legal Strategies in the Era of Digital Convergence(TBD)



◆ 5:00pm- 6:00pm General Discussion and Wrap-up



W18



CLASS CONCLUSION & DISCUSSION




  • Group Oral Presentation (estimated 20mins per group)

  • Q&A and Comment (estimated 10mins to per group)

  • Keynote Speech (estimated 25mins)



Speaker: TBD



Topic: My Interdisciplinary Experiences in Taiwan:



New Media, Entertainment Industry Law and Practice (TBD)



◆ General Discussion



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Requirement/Grading

EVALUATION CRITERIA:








      • Class participation, attendance,&homework 20%

      • Topical presentation and respond (Group) 30%

      • Term paper (Group) 50%

      • Total 100%






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