Katie Osborne and Andrew Katz of the Moorcrofts Tech Team have both completed and achieved certification in Harvard University’s CopyrightX course.
The course is a 12 week multi-mode course covering theory and practice of copyright law, focused on the US, but with emphasis on comparative law from the European Union, Latin America and beyond. The course is broadly equivalent to the Harvard Law School copyright module and consists of a series of 12 lectures, 12 seminars taught by Harvard fellows, a hefty reading list, and additional online events. It culminates in an exam of three essays, marked to Harvard Law School standards by faculty members.
The US is the most prominent jurisdiction in the litigation (and consequent jurisprudence) of software licences, and US decisions are widely analysed and frequently followed in other jurisdictions.
Our Tech Team has an increasing US client base, and this certification adds significant additional weight to our international practice.