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Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Understand the copyright in an international context.
Interpret national copyright law in the light of International obligations.
Analyze copyright claims in in relation to subsistence, protected rights and permitted uses.
Critically appreciate the jurisprudence of the CJEu in copyright matters.
Reflect on copyright law in the light of technological developments.
Critically reflect upon the balance within copyright law between right holders, users and the general public.
Demonstrate good legal writing and research skills.
Topics may vary, but generally will include
International Copyright treaties (Berne Convention, WIPI Treaties, TRIPS)
National copyright laws in Ireland, the UK, the US, Germany, and France)
Protected subject matter
Exceptions & limitations / Fair use
Copyright and digital technologies (AI, Blockchain)
This module also provides opportunities for students to improve their research skills.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Research proposal - max. 1000 word proposal for final research essay to be submitted by the end of week 5.||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final research essay (max 4000 words)||Week 11||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will be given individual written feedback on their research proposals and a general feedback will be provided in class. Further feedback will be provided on the final essay after submission. Prior to submission of the research proposal, student will peer-review their drafts.
|Dr Cliona Kelly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 7||Fri 11:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12||Tues 14:00 - 15:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 10||Wed 14:00 - 15:50|