Postgraduate Course: Copyright and Related Rights for the Creative Industries (LAWS11206)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will provide an understanding of the law on copyright and related rights in the UK as it is relevant to the creative industries; highlight the scope, impact and application of these rights within individual areas of creative practice; and explore issues of particular concern regarding copyright law in such areas. The course will not only provide knowledge of fundamental legal principles of copyright and related rights but will also encourage the students to explore, analyse and critique such legal protection at a practical level in the context of creative practice.
**Students wishing to take this course MUST contact the
distance learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling.**
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
||Other requirements|| Please contact the distance learning team at email@example.com
|Additional Costs|| Students should have regular and reliable access to the Internet.
Print consumables (paper and ink) would be recommended to provide hard copy of some on screen text and materials (e.g. articles).
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| At the end of the course, the students will have acquired:
- An understanding of the basic concepts of copyright law as relevant to the creative industries; requirements for copyright protection; the restricted acts and the limitations and exceptions to copyright protection;
- An appreciation of the variety of ways in which copyright can be exploited and clearance of copyright can be obtained;
- A practical understanding in being able to identify the rights relevant to their own practice, explain their scope and evaluate when and how those rights may be infringed;
- An ability to explore in depth particular aspects of such law as applicable to their own practice and an ability to reflect critically on such application;
- An awareness of copyright related issues in common industry contracts and the different ways to solve copyright disputes;
- A basic appreciation of copyright licences(including open licences);
- Transferable skills including (a) communication skills, oral and written (b) intellectual skills in identifying and evaluating legal rules as applicable to their creative practice (c) Managing time and taking responsibility for their work.
|Course organiser||Dr Smita Kheria
|Course secretary||Mr Douglas Thompson
Tel: (0131 6)50