Master UK, US & EC Copyright

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  • Objectives
    For practising lawyers, regulators, academics and those with a specific need for knowledge of EC Copyright and related law.
  • Entry requirements
    To provide a general understanding of the substantive rules of EC law concerning copyright and related matters and the relation between domestic copyright protection and EC law.
  • Academic title
    MA, PG Dip UK, US & EC Copyright
  • Course description
    Programme description
    - Gives an in-depth insight into the general principles and practice of copyright law.
    - Programme materials written by experts in the field.
    - Can be studied anywhere in the world by distance learning.

    The following topics are included in the syllabus (not every topic will be offered each year): the law of copyright in the general context of intellectual property; general introduction to the principles of copyright law both in copyright and continental systems; copyright in its national, regional and international context (including Copyright Conventions and the TRIPS Agreement); the work of the European Commission in its Copyright Harmonisation Programme; the subject matter of copyright and related rights; authorship and ownership (including the position regarding employees); duration of copyright; exclusive rights; infringement; parallel imports; civil and criminal remedies; dealings with copyright; moral rights; performers' rights; copyright and designs; copyright, competition and Community law; UK and US law in detail and French and German law in outline; research methods.

    Programme format and assessment
    Three compulsory assignments and a single three and a quarter hour examination. Master's involves one project plan and 12,000 -15,000 word dissertation.

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