CopyrightX aims to redefine all aspects of online – and on-campus, for that matter – learning.

The networked course explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course will examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

Three types of courses will make up the CopyrightX community:

  • residential course on Copyright Law, taught by Prof. Fisher to approximately 100 Harvard Law School students;
  • an online course divided into sections of 25 students, each section taught by a Harvard Teaching Fellow;
  • a set of affiliated courses based in countries other than the United States, each taught by an expert in copyright law.

Participation in the online sections is free and is open to anyone at least 13 years of age, but enrollment is limited.