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 2016 version will start on January 25. The course will next be taught from January to May of 2017.
The CopyrightX community has three components:
— 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 associated with universities and other institutions outside 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 closed. To receive announcements and updates from the course team, including information about how to apply for future iterations of CopyrightX, please join CopyrightX’s public mailing list. More information about the structure and content of the course is available on the Course Overview page.
In 2016, two sections of CopyrightX will be offered through Harvard Extension School for undergraduate or graduate credit. The version of the course offered through the Extension School will closely resemble the other online sections, except that students seeking graduate credit from the Extension School will prepare 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 or the Saturday morning section of the course here.