Intellectual Property: Copyright and Related Rights

Module code: M5076
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

You’ll examine aspects of:

  • copyright law
  • related rights
  • unregistered and registered designs.

You’ll be introduced to the principles of intellectual property law and its philosophical and economic justifications. You’ll also look at in-depth analysis of particular issues in the law and policy of intellectual property, such as internet 'piracy'.

The focus of the module will be on UK law and policy, but reference will be made to EU and international law where relevant.

Module learning outcomes

  • Systematically understand and explain the main principles of copyright law, related rights, and designs in the UK.
  • Apply the knowledge and understanding gained to the solution of problems and develop reasoned arguments on controversial aspects of the law.
  • Undertake effective independent research on a topic using library resources.
  • Identify and explain a range of contemporary issues in copyright law