Undergraduate Course: Copyright & Copycats: Protecting Your Work in the Creative Industries (LAWS10131)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting 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 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)
||Other requirements|| Please contact the Course Organiser before enrolling students on this course.
|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).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course is taught on-line.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This 10 week course will be available through self-access requiring students to go through the available materials and carry out inbuilt exercises. It will not involve any face to face teaching or online-tutoring.
|Course organiser||Dr Smita Kheria
|Course secretary||Ms Clare Polson
Tel: (0131 6)51 9704