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 and Albania by ILAC, the official Harvard affiliate for the course in Bulgaria.
2020 edition with UniBIT and PricewaterhouseCoopers Albania
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 prestigious universities, and some of the biggest names in the world.
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.
Albania & Bulgaria
CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.
In 2013, HarvardX, Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society launched the course on law CopyrightX. Under the leadership of Professor William Fisher, who created and directs the course, CopyrightX has been offered for a seventh time in 2019. Since 2017 International legal Advice Center – ILAC has the privilege to offer this course as an official Harvard affiliate and this year in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers Albania CopyrightX will be presented for first time in Albania.
Learn by Doing
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 ?
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, Albanian* and Bulgarian* legislation.
*for the dedicated country
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 Albanian copyright law?
No. The course is going to be about USA and EU copyright law.
Is the course about Bulgarian copyright law?
Is the course about Bulgarian copyright law?
The course is going to take place in the middle of 2020 at the UniBIT and in Albania. (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?
- 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.
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 ’17,’18, ’19 Instructors
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
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