Special Topics: Intellectual Property in the Age of Social and Digital Media

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topics: Intellectual Property in the Age of Social and Digital Media

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In an age when the world’s population is becoming ever more reliant on social and digital media for interaction, communication, entertainment and education, an understanding and knowledge of the role that intellectual property plays in such media is increasingly critical. This course examines the definition of intellectual property, how “IP” plays a role in today’s digital media such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, how to protect and monetize one’s own IP and whether the laws designed to protect intellectual property should be strictly enforced or rethought altogether.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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