Special Topics: Intellectual Property in the Age of Social and Digital Media
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Social Media
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
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.
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