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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20632 - EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED IP LAW

ACME
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 19

ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  IUS/04)
Course Director:
MARIA LILLA' MONTAGNANI

Classes: 19 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 19: MARIA LILLA' MONTAGNANI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims to address selected legal issues that enterprises operating in the cultural industries face in managing their IPRs. The following issues have been selected to be addressed: online distribution of digital content; legal protection and licensing of television formats and artistic exhibitions; value of artistic festivals and the possibility of their protection under copyright law.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Copyright and online distribution of digital content.
  • Legal protection and licensing of television format.
  • Legal protection and licensing of art exhibitions.
  • The economic value art festivals and the protection under copyright law.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify the legal issues related to the exploitation of copyrighted works in the cultural industries.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Apply the principle of copyright law to the legal issues that are encountered in the cultural industries.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

For each sections guest speakers are invited. The last part of the course is dedicated to group assigments that consist in simulating the legal managing of a cultural institution's IPRs.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  •     x
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Grades for attending students are computed as follows:

    • Individual Essay (1/3). The individual essay consists in a written dissertation in which students demonstrate the ability to deal with their own understanding of important/controversial topics, trends or rules related to copyright law. Detailed guidelines on the individual essay and on its evaluation are provided at the beginning of the course. If students fail the essay, they have to re-write it. All the essays must be handed by email 5 days before the written exam.
    • Group project (1/3). Group projects test
    • Problem-setting and problem-solving skills.
    • The ability to integrate legal tools in business strategies.
    • The interaction of students with peers, real challenges, and real companies/institutions.

    If students fail the group project, they have to write a second essay.

    • Final (written) exam (1/3). Students are required to answer one question out of three, in 60 minutes, based on the instructors’ slides and the reading list. Assigned exam questions put students into a fictitious management scenario, requiring them to identify relevant copyright issues treated in the course, specify their consequences at business strategy level, and to properly define and argument the relevance of those legal issues within the strategic decision making process. If students fail the written exam, they have to re-seat. No oral integration are allowed. All three evaluations must be sufficient (grade ≥ 18).

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Students that do not participate to group projects are considered non-attending students. For these students the final evaluation is based on two individual essays (2/3) and a final (written) exam (1/3).


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Slides and study materials are made available through the University platform selected at the beginning of the course.

    Last change 27/06/2018 11:01