Learn about Copyright. Explore the current law of copyright, the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry.
One stop shop for Copyright
Become an expert
Learn by Doing
Be a participant, not just a witness.
Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.
Who is this for ?
It’s not only for lawyers!
The course is open for anyone. Most are not lawyers but rather are engaged in fields affected by copyright law: music; film; photography; graphic art; journalism; software; library science; and so forth. Some of the people are students.
Achieve your goals
Receive a Certificate from Harvard Law School
Through an agreement between Harvard and ILAC, the Bulgarian version of CopyrightX will be complemented with live and online classes and materials produced by teachers linked to ILAC. At the end of the course the students will have the opportunity to take the exam of Harvard Law School and get a certificate from Harvard if approved. CopyrightX: ILAC is going to emphasis on United States copyright law but there will be a substantial discussion of international treaties, conventions, EU and Bulgarian legislation.
Here you can find some answers for commonly asked questions
You can contact us for more information regarding issues not available here.
How much does it cost
Can I bring my laptop?
Can I record the course?
Is the course about Bulgarian copyright law?
What is the difference between the online course and the affiliate one ?
The main difference is that the affiliated course is giving you the opportunity to be present at the course sessions in Sofia, Bulgaria during which you will have Live discussions on all the materials with our main lecturer Bruce Whitfield as well as with some of the best copyright specialist in Bulgaria and foreign experts coming as guest lecturers especially for the course. The networking opportunities given by the course are also an advantage.
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Some information about the course.
- The Bulgarian CopyrightX course one real-time session per week over twelve weeks led by Bruce Whitfield or one of the visiting professors.
- Three to seven online lectures per week prepared by Professor William Fisher.
- Additional readings.
- Preparation to discuss special problems.
- Discussion forum participation.
More of the course
- Special events: interviews and a panel discussion.
- Special events hosted by Harvard which will be webcast live at the Harvard CopyrightX webpage. (scheduled by Harvard).
- Takes between three and ten hours per week for preparation.
- Through an agreement between Harvard and ILAC, the Bulgarian version of CopyrightX will be complemented with live and online classes and materials produced by teachers linked to ILAC.
- At the end of the course the students will have the opportunity to take the exam of Harvard Law School and get a certificate from Harvard if approved.
- The Bulgarian CopyrightX course is respecting the official CopyrightX syllabus which is modified by our professors in order to reflect the European and the Bulgarian copyright legislation.
- Discussion of international treaties, conventions, EU and Bulgarian legislation.
Internationally the CopyrightX community continues to grow. The map set forth below indicates (in blue) the countries from which students have taken the online course and (in red) the countries in which the affiliated courses have been or are currently based.
Bulgaria has joined this community at 2017 with our first students successfully graduating and obtaining CopyrightX Harvard Certificate. The formate of the course is not the classical university course and if you are going to take part in it, you should know that you will be expected not only to read and listen to lectures but also to think, actively participate to discussions and suggest solutions to sometimes unsolvable problems. But at the end you are going to leave the class room enriched not only with knowledge but also with great friends and many new professional contacts.
Our 2017 Instructors
List of guest lecturers
the teacher of the course is a university faculty member or someone who knows a great deal about the copyright system, in our case this is our key Professor
What People Are Saying
Angelina Boneva, Student
„As a person who will graduate from law school in a couple of months I found the CopyrightX course fairly suitable for my future as an attorney in the field of Intellectual property. Although there are quite a lot similarities in the legal frameworks of both countries, as a young adult who will develop his future career in an international environment I sincerely appreciated the comparison between the treatment of copyrightable works in Bulgaria and in The United States. As for the other participants I got myself introduced to, I found not only my future colleagues, but friendships which are clearly about to evolve through time.“
Sofia Nenkova, Student
„The course Copyright, organized by ILAC’s professional team was a real challenge, because the copyright matter was something new for me. I had some hesitation before joining into this course, but after a meeting with the ILAC’s team I was motivated to start my education in copyright matter. The course itself provides theoretical knowledge and then the course gives the opportunity to apply this knowledge in various interesting cases. The highly educated lecturers shared their big experience and teach us how to think as experts. Begging this course I made my first steps in copyright matters and now I am changing my job orientation because of it.“