SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMA Program of Law, First Year MA Program of Law, 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 discussions related to each week’s topic. In addtion, this course will have a whole-day field trip on October 29th (Tuesday). 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 and the filed trip 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



9/10



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



◆  William P. Alford, To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford Univ. Press 1995)



◆  Steve Tsang, Taiwan's Impact on China: Why Soft Power Matters More Than Economic or Political Inputs, Palgrave Macmillan (2017)



W2



9/17



Digital Revolution in Entertainment Industry



An Overview and the Changing Scene



Kal Raustiala and Chris Springman, The Second Digital Disruption: Streaming & the Dawn of Data-Driven Creativity, N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming) 



W3



9/24



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 1



Hollywood Deals, Monopoly Power and  Film Industry




  • Alexandra Gil, Breaking The Studios: Antitrust and The Motion Picture Industry, NYU Journal Of Law And Liberty, Volume 83 Number 3 (2008)

  • Jonathan M. Barnett, Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts For Hard Markets, Duke Law Journal, Volume 64 Number 4 (January 2015)



W4



10/1



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 2



The Huge Controversy Streaming Media Caused (1): How Money Ball Push Us to Reconisder Film Policy?




  • Michael D. Smith , Rahul Telang, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment ( The MIT Press, 2016), Chapter I: Good Times, Bad Times (p.1-59)

  • Michael D. Smith , Rahul Telang, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment ( The MIT Press, 2016), Chapter II: Changes ( p.63-102)



W5



10/8



FILM INDUSTRY SERIES 4



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




  • Michael D. Smith , Rahul Telang, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment ( The MIT Press, 2016), Chapter II: Changes ( p.103-152)/ Douglas Lichtman, Naughty Bits: An Empirical Study of What Consumers Would Mute and Excise from Hollywood Fare if Only They Could (with Benjamin Nyblade), Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (forthcoming 2019)

  • Michael D. Smith , Rahul Telang, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future /of Entertainment ( The MIT Press, 2016), Chapter II: Changes ( p.153-186)



W6



10/15



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 1 



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





  • 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




  • Irini Katsirea (2018) “Fake news”: Reconsidering the value of untruthful expression in the face of regulatory uncertainty, Journal of Media Law, 10:2, 159-188.




  • Yale Law School Information Society Project and the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, Fighting Fake News (2017) (https://law.yale.edu/sites/default/files/area/center/isp/documents/fighting_fake_news_-_workshop_report.pdf )




  • Louis W. Tompros, Richard A. Crudo, Alexis Pfeiffer, Rahel Boghossian, The Constitutionality Of Criminalizing False Speech Made On Social Networking Sites In A Postalvarez, Social Media-Obsessed World, Harvard Journal Of Law & Technology, Volume 31, Number 1 Fall 2017





W7



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 2



Guest Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Hansen, Director of BAMM.tv 



Free Culture




  • Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity, Penguin Books (2005), p.1-61

  • Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity, Penguin Books (2005), p.61-101



W16-W18



10/29



 



 



W8



11/5



Field Trip



(TBD)



 



 



 



TV & NEWS INDUSTRY SERIES 3



Guest Speaker: Taiwan Microsoft Legal Department



Sharing Economy




  • Lawrence Lessig, Remix- Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy ,Chapter 4 - RW, Revived, Penguin Books (2005), p.23-82.

  • Lawrence Lessig, Remix- Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy ,Two Economies, Penguin Books (2005), p.117-172.



W9



11/12



 



MUSIC LAW SERIES 1



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



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



 






W10



10/19



MUSIC LAW SERIES 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.



◆ Micharetel Carrier, Copyright and Innovation: The Untold Story Wisconsin Law Review 891, 2012



W11



11/26



MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES 3



Fair Use and Compulsory Licensing in Digital Age



◆ Peter S. Menell, Adapting Copyright for the Mashup Generation, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 164, Issue 2, (Jan. 2016).



◆ Dina LaPolt, A Response to Professor Menell: A Remix Compulsory License Is Not Justified, 38 COLUM.J.L. & ARTS 365 (2015) / Robert P Merges, Compulsory Licensing vs. the Three "Golden Oldies" Property Rights, Contracts, and Markets, Cato Policy Analysis, No.508, p.1-11 (Jan. 25, 2004).



W12



12/3



Asian Perspectives 1



Guest Speaker: South-Asia Policy



Intellectual Property Law in  Digital Age




  • John Fang-jun Li, The development of the digital music industry in China during the first decade of the 21st century with particular regard to industrial convergence, International Journal of Music Business Research, Vol. 2, Issue 1, p.63-86 (2013).

  • David Herlihy, Yu Zhang, Music industry and copyright protection in the United States and China, Global Media and China, Vol 1, Issue 4, p.391, 393-395, 397 (Dec. 2016)

  • Eric Priest, Copyright Extremophiles: Do Creative Industries Thrive or Just Survive in China's High Piracy Environment?Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2014



W13



12/10



Asian Perspectives 2



Cultural Impact and Legal Reform




  • Benjamin Liebman and Tim Wu, China's Network Justice (January 9, 2007). Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 07-143. 

  • Eric Priest, Copyright and Free Expression in China's Film Industry, Forham IP, Media & Entertainment Law Journal Volume 26 (2015)



 



 



W14



12/17



 



 



W15



12/24



 



 



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Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

EVALUATION CRITERIA:








      • Reading Presentation/Commenting Group, Class participation, Attendance 40%

      • Term Paper Presentation 30%

      • Term paper (Individual) 40%

      • Total 100%






Textbook & Reference

  • Recommended Materials: 

  • Jeanne C. Fromer, Christopher Jon Sprigman, Copyright Law: Cases and Materials (v1.0) (free textbook 1st ed., 2019)

  • Sherri L. Burr, Entertainment Law in a Nutshell ( West Academic Publishing, 2017 ) 

  • Michael D. Smith , Rahul Telang, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment ( The MIT Press, 2016) 


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