KLS 3644 Law in Creative Industries

KLS 3644 Law in Creative Industries

Course code: 
KLS 3644
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Irina Eidsvold Tøien
Course name in Norwegian: 
Jus for kreative næringer
Product category: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
2020 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

The course covers the most important legal aspects regarding creative industries, with a main focus on copyright and contract law.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Students should gain a basic understanding of company law and contract law. They should gain knowledge of intellectual property rights in general and copy right in special. They shoudd be acquainted with particular legal challenges in various cultural sectors.

Learning outcomes - Skills

After having completed the course the students should be able to identify potential legal issues within the arts and culture area, find the applicable rules of law in the copyright legislation and be able to apply them in practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the copyright protection of works of art, the contract aspects of the copyright owner's use of these rights and special statutory provisions for legal use of works of art. In a certain degree the students are also expected to gain a certain ability to use legal method in solving problems in their upcoming carriers.

General Competence

The student shall become aware of the value and rights that are associated with creative work and see the connection between the copyright owners' need for protection and society's need for access to creative work.

Course content
  • Overview of intellectual property law
  • General contract law
  • Introduction to company law
  • IPR and competition law
  • Law in social media
  • Law and cultural innovation
  • Security interest in intellectual property rights
  • Intellectual property rights in cultural life, especially of the industries;
  • The book industry
  • The music industry
  • The film industry
  • Theatre and orchestra
  • Gallery and museum
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 45 teaching hours that cover the various syllabus topics. In order to benefit fully from the lectures students must have studied the relevant reading material and legal rules before class. As a rule only the main issues in the syllabus will be discussed in the lectures. Students are expected to bring support materials and in particular the code of laws to class. They must learn to use them in their study of various topics. Part of the syllabus must be studied through self-tuition.

Students are encouraged to learn how to use Lovdata, a database for case law in Norway.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The students must have completed year 1 and 2 of the programme.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
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Form of assessment:
Written submission
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Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
100Yes5 Hour(s)
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Exam code: KLS36441
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
45 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
45 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
105 Hour(s)
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.