|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||One assignment of 5,000 words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Explain the nature of the legal challenges posed by the application of existing legal regimes for the protection of intellectual property right to computer software and related products.
Explain the development of legal regims protecting intellectual property rights in software and related products such as databases.
Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between literal and non-literal copying and the way in which these concepts have affected the interpretation and application of the law in the UK and US.
Assess the differences between literal works and computer software and their impact on the application of the relevant rules in different jurisdictions.
Explain in which situations patent protection for computer software might be granted.
Explain the nature of the intellectual property rights in databases.
Critically evaluate and compare the use of copyright, patents and sui generis schemes for the protection of intellectual property rights in computer software and related products.
This module is at CQFW Level 7