|Module Title||INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW|
|Co-ordinator||Miss Allison Coleman|
|Course delivery||Seminar||2 Hours 1.5 hhours once a week|
|Essay||Students may choose one of the following: 1. 2 x 2500-3000 word essays. 2. 1 x 5000-6000 word essay.||80%|
Students will become familiar with English Copyright law, then look at differences in the approach of other legal systems, such as those of the US, Continental Europe, Malaysia, China and Far Eastern Countries.
International Copyright conventions will be studied and detailed attention will be paid to the extent to which laws of developing countries and their enforcement procedures will have to change to combat copyright infringement.
Copyright, Patents and Designs Act 1988
Ownership of copyright
Duration of copyright term
Assignment and licensing
2. Important of copyright for trade, focussing on publishing, the sound recording insdustry and software houses.
3. Theories of copyright protection: comparing and contrasting the Anglo-American approach with that of continental Europe, the Far East and socialist countries.
4. Problems of Piracy
Piracy and developing world.
5. International Conventions for the protection of copyright
6. Copyright and the European Community
Intellectual property v competition laws
Harmonisation and the Copyright Directives.
7. Copyright problems of global information systems eg Internet
(Please note that this syllabus is subject to change)