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(a) Knowledge and understanding: Students will develop an advanced understanding and in-depth knowledge of copyright law. Students should be able to understand the nature and function of copyright and how it is exploited at a domestic and European and international level. This comprises the rights of right holders but also the interests of users of works protected by copyright. Students will understand why and how copyright is used to protect works and the associated problems created for users.
(b) Intellectual skills: Students will develop the capacity for critical thought about current rules and imaginative thinking about ways to remedy problems in the existing law. They will be able to resolve complex practical problems relating to the laws studied. They will also be able to research efficiently in the field. They will develop both synthetic and analytical skills in the field studied.
(c) Transferable skills: Students will enhance their oral and written communication skills. They will be able to communicate their understanding and knowledge in a clear and structured written as well as oral form. Students will enhance their research skills and ability to use electronic information tools.
1. Justifications for copyright protection / Origins
2. International and European legal framework
3. Subject Matter
6. Exclusive Rights
7. Exceptions & Limitations
8. Moral Rights
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: The second assignment is due in week 11. Students will have 24h to complete a short problem question on the second part of the module (max. 1500 words).||Week 11||Yes||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: The first assignment is due in week 6. Students will have 24h to complete a short problem question on the first part of the module (max. 1500 words).||Week 6||Yes||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
General feedback will be provided post-assessment.
|Assoc Professor Máire Ní Shúilleabháin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Andrew Woods||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|