Faculty: Dan Dominick
Description: Who owns the materials of our culture, the stories and sounds and images that we collectively think of as “ours”? Who owns the products of our own intellectual creation? How does copyright work, and how did it come about? Do we really have to pay for permission to use copyrighted works? These questions and more will be the subject of class research and discussion. As the final project of our copyright study we will hold mock trials of real court cases involving big corporations like SONY. We’ll also take some detours into the history of scoring with some examples of the technology of music’s recorded past. We’ll have examples of early silent films with piano accompaniment and also some of the first film scores created to accompany a specific film – and see how music in films progressed from source use to mood setting. We might even point out cases of musical plagiarism in the film scores of John Williams. No training in music is required.
Meeting Information: 01/04/2021-01/26/2021 On Campus Jan Term Course Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Section Requisites: Out Of Pocket Expense: $30