Activity Industry Sector
Arts, Media & Entertainment

Activity Originally Created By: Kathy Wylie

Court Case Investigation - Debate Preparation

Part of Lesson Plan: Got a Lawsuit?

Activity Overview / Details

60 minutes (Project work can be extended over 2 class periods)

In pairs,  using the attached list of famous court cases, Students will review various cases of interest and select a court case  pertaining to a copyright issue in the music and/or entertainment industry, in order to support opposing sides of the court case in a classroom debate format.

Through guided activity, Students will research the litigant positions of a court case so that they are prepared to defend each litigant's position in terms of

  • ownership
  • financial costs
  • ethical issues

Materials / Resource

  • copyrightcases.pdf copyrightcases.pdf [ Download ] Court Decisions - Copyright