Learn about Copyright. Explore the current law of copyright, the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry.
Copyright X is a course under the auspices of Harvard Law School. It is brought to Bulgaria by ILAC, the official Harvard affiliate for the course in Bulgaria.
2019 edition with Varna University of Management
A partnership between institutions
Here at ILAC we constantly are trying to figure out ways for us to be more connected with people all over not only Bulgaria but the world. So we are aiming to get to you by any means. This is the beginning of our partnership with the prestigious University of management located in the beautiful city of Varna.
One stop shop for Copyright
CopyrightX is a twelve day networked course that has been offered annually since 2013 under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardXdistance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. ILAC is the official Harvard affiliate for the course in Bulgaria.
Become an expert – 2019 Bonus content
This year you get free american law crash course included in the course!
CopyrightX lectures more closely resemble the kinds of case studies used in business schools than the cases typically employed in law schools. At the end of the course, the students take a reasonably traditional written examination designed to test their knowledge of copyright law and theory.
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. This year we have extra crash course of American law that is going to be an unique opportunity to learn from a real expert and practitioner about the specifics of the US legal system and to clarify the legal terminology on English.
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
Please contact us for more information about prices and fees. You may be eligible for discount.
Can I bring my laptop?
Yes, we strongly encourage you to do so.
Can I record the course?
No. The course is going to be recorded by us. After the end of the course you should be able to get the recording by paying a small fee.
Is the course about Bulgarian copyright law?
No. The course is going to be about USA and EU copyright law, but some of the lecturers have huge experience with Bulgarian copyright.
The course is going to take place in the beginning of 2019 at the University of Management in Varna. (More TBD)
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.
Ready to get started?
Get in touch, or join directly and request an interview
Some information about the course.
- The Bulgarian CopyrightX course one real-time session over twelve days 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 & 2018 Instructors
List of guest lecturers
the main 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
Sofia Nenkova, Student