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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 Klein Center for Internet and Society. The creator and supervisor of CopyrightX is William Fisher, the WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School.  He developed the pedagogy of the course, prepared the recorded lectures, and selected and edited the reading materials. First in Georgia, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law is offering the Harvard Law School affiliate course to its students.

The course is designed for students interested in copyright law. The program covers US copyright law. As for students from Georgia additional material on national (Georgian) copyright law is included. Course will cover main principles and aspects of copyright regulation in US.

Graduates of the program will have the knowledge of main principles of copyright law. They will be able to discuss key decisions in the field.

Course Description: Students shall watch recorded lectures and have access to reading materials, which will be discussed in working groups. Working group classes will take place each week at Tbilisi State University and will be supervised by Local Tutors. Students have to take written exam at the end of course. Students who attend at least 10/12 meetings of working group and pass the written exam will get the certificate of completion from Harvard University.

Key Dates:

  • 11 January 2019 - Application deadline  

  • 21 January 2019 - Applicants will be notified of their admission

  • 28-30 January 2019 - Beginning of the course

  • 24 April 2019 - Closing of the course

  • 1-4 May 2019 - CopyrightX final exam period

  • 15 June 2019- Results of the Exam

More Information:

  • Admission to the course is free
  • Course is open to the students/graduates of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Advanced level of English is required
  • Schedule of working group classes is indicated in Application Form. Applicants shall indicate their preference in the application form.
  • Attending working group meetings is mandatory. Students who miss more than two classes will not be admitted to the exam (certificate will not be granted).
  • Interested candidates shall fill in the application form in order to be admitted to the course. Application form.
  • Participants of the program will be selected on competitive bases according to their applications. Interviews may be held with selected candidates. 

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