• Trademarks and Avoiding Consumer Confusion: Crash Course Intellectual Property #5
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    Trademarks and Avoiding Consumer Confusion: Crash Course Intellectual Property #5

    Hi! I’m Stan Muller, this is Crash Course Intellectual Property, and today we’re talking about trademarks. Trademarks are everywhere, and they can often be confusing, so today we’re gonna talk about why just about everything seems to be trademarked, and why trademarks are good for business. Mr. Muler! Trademarks don’t intersect with my life, so I really don’t see why we need to cover this. One, its Muller, and two, just watch the video. [Theme Music] A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, used to identify and distinguish goods from those manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source…

  • IP Problems, YouTube, and the Future: Crash Course Intellectual Property #7
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    IP Problems, YouTube, and the Future: Crash Course Intellectual Property #7

    Hi, I’m Stan Muller, and this is the final episode of Crash Course Intellectual Property. Tackling such a huge subject in only seven episodes has meant that we can’t go into quite as much detail as we’d like, but hopefully we’ve given you a pretty good overview of the basics of Intellectual Property. We spent the last six episodes talking about copyright, patent, and trademark laws as they currently exist, but we keep running into a roadblock. Intellectual Property law is slow to change, and we’re living in a world that’s changing pretty rapidly. As we’ve noted again and again, our new digital world has raised challenges for both consumers…

  • International IP Law: Crash Course Intellectual Property #6
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    International IP Law: Crash Course Intellectual Property #6

    Hi, I’m Stan Muller, and this is Crash Course Intellectual Property. Today, we’re talking about international intellectual property law, and the first thing I’m gonna tell you is that there aren’t really any international intellectual property rights. IP rights are territorial. They’re created by each country’s national law, and typically apply only to conduct that takes place within that nation. So, there you have it. Thanks for watching, I’ll see you next week. Crash Course Intellectual Property is filmed in the Chad and Stacey Emig–is this really all we have today? What about the complex web of international IP treaties that establish minimum standards for IP laws in countries around…

  • What kind of property is “intellectual property?”
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    What kind of property is “intellectual property?”

    The topic of the first panel was really looking at a lot of what the conference wants to do, which is ‘how do you put property back in intellectual property.’ That may seem odd, because it’s called intellectual property. There’s a long-standing debate, especially among commentators and scholars about whether it really was supposed to be property or whether that’s just recent name. Part of my argument that I was addressing today at the panel is that we had to see that there’s at least four different kinds of property in what we called intellectual property today. The first is this notion of a private sphere where I have ideas…

  • Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use: Crash Course Intellectual Property #3
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    Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use: Crash Course Intellectual Property #3

    Hi I’m Stan Muller. This is Crash Course Intellectual Property and today we’re continuing our discussion of copyright law. In his 2011 book, Infringement Nation, Professor John Tehranian conducts a thought experiment where he tracks a guy’s encounter with copyright law through the course of an unremarkable day. Well we’re going to try this experiment and I don’t really think it will end up being a completely unremarkable day. I mean, in our version I end up getting a tattoo, which for me would be memorable. Look, I don’t like to front-load the animation sequences like this, but since we’re doing a thought experiment, we’re going to have to do…

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    Understanding Intellectual Property

    Hi, I’m Kathy Stone, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Design at SUNY Empire State College. Hi and I’m Michele Forte, Assistant Professor in Human Services and I’m also at SUNY Empire State college. This module explores intellectual property We’ll challenge you to look critically at what you understand about intellectual property and then also the basics of copyright and open access. But why is this all important? In a digitally connected world copyright is an old concept with new implications. Information is widely accessed and moved around. How do we know when we infringe upon the rights of others? Copyright needs to be understood through the lens at the digital…

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property: Crash Course IP 1
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    Introduction to Intellectual Property: Crash Course IP 1

    Hi, I’m Stan Muller. This is Crash Course and today we begin our miniseries on Intellectual Property. Hey, isn’t the entire concept of Intellectual Property illegitimate? I mean, how can we justify locking up the world of science and arts so corporations, publishing houses and other gatekeepers can control what we know and what we think! Information wants to be free, man! Hey, me from the past! There’s a Stan from the past! This is great! Stan: Hey! Me from the past! There’s a Stan from the past, this is great! Anyway. I can tell by looking at your vacant and bloodshot eyes that you’ve been up all night downloading…

  • Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2
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    Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2

    Hi. I’m Stan Muller, this is Crash Course Intellectual Property, and today we’re going to be talking about copyright law. As you might have guessed, the law of copyright relates to the right to copy, the copy right as it relates to copies of copyrightable works. You copy? [Theme Music] Right. So, the right to copy or reproduce copyright protected works is only one of the exclusive rights granted by the law of copyright. We’re also gonna discuss what types of things can actually be copyrighted, what we call the subject matter. But first, let’s talk a little bit about the history of copyright law in the United States. Why…

  • Introduction to the Intellectual Property Working Group
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    Introduction to the Intellectual Property Working Group

    Hi, I’m Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and I’m Chair of the Intellectual Property working group at the Regulatory Transparency Project of the Federalist Society. The purpose of the Intellectual Property working group in the Regulatory Transparency Project is to study the legal institutions and rules that form the foundation of the creative industries and innovation industries. The ways in which artists, inventors, and many other innovators and creators have the fruits of their productive labors secured to them and produce all of the great new technology, artistic works, movies, songs, books, and all the things that make our modern lives…