CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course that has been offered annually since 2013 under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The course will next be taught from January 2016 to May 2016.
Three types of courses make up the CopyrightX Community:
— a residential course on Copyright Law, taught by Prof. William 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.
Anyone over the age of 13 is eligible to enroll in CopyrightX’s online course free of charge, but enrollment is limited. The application for CopyrightX’s 2016 online sections is now available at http://brk.mn/applycx16, and must be submitted by 23:59 UTC on December 15, 2015. To receive announcements and updates from the course team, please join CopyrightX’s public mailing list. More information about the structure and content of the course is available on the Course Overview page.
Two sections of CopyrightX will be offered through Harvard Extension School for undergraduate or graduate credit. The Extension School course’s content and teaching is the same as for the other online sections, except that it requires a final project in addition to the final exam. While the CopyrightX online sections are offered without charge, the Extension School version of the course requires the payment of a course fee. if you are interested in taking the Harvard Extension School version, please do not use the form linked on the CopyrightX website. Instead you can learn more and register for the Thursday evening section of course here and the Saturday morning section of the course here.