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 kreativ næring
Product category: 
Bachelor of Creative Industries Management - Programme Courses
2024 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

The student will get basic knowledge in legal method and how we use it for solving conflicts and cases. They will gain good knowledge in the Norwegian Copyright Act. Students should also gain basic understanding of company law and contract law. They should get knowledge of intellectual property rights in general but especially copy right. They should 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
  • Norwegian legal method including the influence of EU-law
  • 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;
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
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

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

Exam category: 
School Exam
Form of assessment: 
Written School Exam - digital
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Support materials: 
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
5 Hour(s)
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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.