3 credits

Evaluation Methodology:

  • 15% student-team presentation
  • 25% written assignment 2000 words
    [written assignment based on experiential learning exercise outside the classroom, e.g. visit to an art exhibit, theatre company, film makers]
  • *60% final three-hour open-book exam
  • *15% Optional – Blogpost to be considered for posting on Windsor Law LTEC Lab website (
    (bringing final open-book exam to 45% of the final grade instead of 60%)


This course explores the main components of Canadian copyright law in an international and transnational context. As a statutory grant by the State, what is the purpose of copyright and how does it relate to property, contracts, and other forms of intellectual property? What subject matter (e.g., books, musical recordings, paintings, films, computer programs, indigenous traditional cultural expressions) does it (fail to) protect and why? How does copyright law mediate between the interests of authors, copyright holders, users, intermediaries, and the public? How is copyright law adapting to the digital age, artificial intelligence, and an ever-changing technological environment? These are the main questions that students will explore throughout this course. This course is particularly suited for students interested in intellectual property and technology law and theory, entertainment law and commercial law.