Thursday/Friday 1/29 and 1/30
Learning Goal: Students will be able to simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.
2. What kinds of things can be copyrighted?
3. Who would actually be in the courtroom during a copyright case?
Part 1: Trial Script
As a class, we will read through the trial transcript of a Civil case. (transcript attached to the right) Students will be assigned roles during the reading.
Part 2: Review Trial Parts
The plaintiff is the party that makes a complaint against another party, the defendant.
A.Fill in the blanks below to show you understand the key players and issues in this case.
1. Opening Statement
2. Direct Examination
3. Cross Examination
4. Re-direct Examination
5. Closing Statement
A. The lawyer who called the witness asks the witness the first set of questions.
B. The lawyer sums up the evidence for the jury and asks the jury to rule in his or her client’s favor.
C. The lawyer who called the witness asks the witness questions in order to counter the cross-examination.
D. The lawyer tells the jury what the case is about and what the evidence will show.
E. The lawyer who did not call the witness asks the witness questions in order to point out weaknesses in the witness’s testimony.
Part 3: Jury Deliberation
1. With your group, read through the "Jury Instructions" attached to the right.
2. I will pass out pieces of evidence from the case that your group will read through. You must FIRST decide...Did Honda copy James Bond? I will then record each group's decision.
3. Follow the directions found in the attached file "Fair Use Factors" and write your group's decisions on a separate sheet of paper.
4. I will pass out a Verdict card to each group where you will record your findings. When you are finished, bring your Verdict cards to the front of the room and we'll find out what the Jury decided in this case.