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Instructions Write a casenote or legislative study analyzing either an important state or federal legal case (reported, with a judicial opinion of some kind and not a jury verdict) In other words, analyze a case. Rules: The subject matter must apply the concepts in Intellectual Property as it relates to communications/media technology or “Political” Speech related to mass media. Please note: Most people have chosen a copyright or trademark case. Examples: -Golan v. Holder, 132 S.Ct. 873 (2012) -WPIX, et al. v. ivi, Inc., 691 F.3d 275 (2d Cir., 2012) (pre-Aero) -American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., 573 U.S. 431 (2014) For cases, try to keep them no more than 6-8 years old. If you choose a US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) case, it shouldn’t be more than 20 years old and must be current precedent. Requirements: No less than two (2) pages single spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font, subheadings, footnote space (if you’re using a legal writing format) are excluded from the page count. If you include a works cited (as some of you do, that does not count in the page total). Your assignment must follow basic APA rules and guidelines including the use of a Title Page, a separate Reference page, In-Text Citations, Running Head, Page Numbers, etc. Please review the following web page for more information: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html You must demonstrate proper legal citation form for cases, laws and law review/other legal articles, and proper direct quote and paraphrasing for any other type of source you use. You must use/cite at least two (2) outside sources other than cases, statutes, articles, etc. the judicial opinion references in the case itself. Cases must be cited properly with in-text citations, and if citing to or quoting from a judge’s opinion or dissent from the case or statute you are examining, you must have proper page references. Format: Title: Include a creative title and the name of the case. Introduction: Give a summary of the subject case its main idea; then, in a separate paragraph, add the main idea or thesis (expanded in the V. Analysis) about what the case means, why it’s good, bad, doesn’t follow older precedents, is a game changer, etc. Always begin the Introduction with the sentence “In [case name with full cite] the [court] [did or established something]” Facts: Include the factual background, how the case arose, the players, and the problems. Legal Background: List what other cases that addressed (or should have been addressed) this problem or issue. What did other courts decide? In other words, what was the legal vibe and context before and while your case was decided? Holding: What did the judge/judges/justices actually decide and what was their reasoning? Give a summary of any dissenting or concurring opinions of other judges (if a case and there’s a minority opinion) Analysis: Interpret the case decision as good, bad, or helpful in light of the Legal Background and other factors. Again, this is analysis not your personal rant (and since you aren’t legal scholars yet, you don’t have the standing or expertise to rant anyway!) Did the holding address the problem or does it look like it made things worse or unclear? Did it follow older cases (precedent) or distinguish them or even trash (overrule) them? Did their action make sense? Use real analysis—support the thesis statement from the Introduction. If there’s a dissent, how does it measure up to the majority opinion (if a case). Conclusion: Restate your thesis statement/position in a sentence or two. Add a suggestion on what might happen in the future, or a sentence on any lingering problems. Additional information on copyright law: Copyright Law Explained • https://copyrightalliance.org/education/copyright-law-explained/ Copyright Law In 2020 Explained In One Page” • https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/copyright-guide/ Copyright Law of the United States • https://www.copyright.gov/title17/ Copyright Basics • https://www.csusa.org/page/Basics Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2 (circa 2015) • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tamoj84j64I What is the DMCA? • https://www.dmca.com/faq/What-is-DMCA