Got a Lawsuit?



In a 4-part lesson plan, through a series of project-based learning opportunities, Students will explore recent court cases involving copyright, trademark and property infringements in the entertainment industry. In the last lesson, students will present a classroom debate on a court case which demonstrates their understanding of key lesson terms and concepts.

Lesson Time - Four (4) 60-Minutes

Lesson Time - 4 hours
4 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will gain an understanding of the ethical issues inherent to the Animation industry through the process of acquiring, understanding and evaluating Copyright, trademark and Property infringement.Students will be divided in pairs and, through guided exercise, explore recent court cases involving copyright, trademark and property infringements in the entertainment industry.Students will research the legal and social issues surrounding a legal case of interest for a classroom debate. (Subsequent lesson in series)
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