APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015
KLS 3644 Copyright and contract law
Responsible for the course
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The course covers the copyright and contract law aspects in cultural industries.
The students should gain an understanding of intellectual property rights in general and copy right in special. They shoudd be acquainted with particular legal challenges in various cultural sectors.
After having completed the course the students should be able to see potential legal issues within the arts and culture area, to 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.
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.
The students must have completed year 1 and 2 of the programme.
Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, red. Næringslivets lovsamling 1687- ... til Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Universitetsforlaget : Focus forlag. Alle relevante lover for kurset. Oppslagsverk og lovlig eksamenshjelpemiddel
Rognstad, Ole-Andreas. 2009. Opphavsrett. Universitetsforlaget. (Hele boken)
Wessel-Aas, Jon. 2013. Jus og sosiale medier. Kommuneforlaget
Collection of articles:
Langfeldt, Sverre F. (red.). 2012. Artikkelsamling i Opphavs- og kontraktsrett. 3. utg. Handelshøyskolen BI. (Hele heftet)
- Overview of Intellectual property law
- General contract law
- Labour 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
No particular computer-based tools are used in this course.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of 54 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.
Recommended workload for the students
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A 5-hour individual written examination
KLS 36441 written examination that accounts for 100% of the grade in the course.
Examination support materials
The Code of laws and authorized compilation of law texts and treaties. Examination support materials at written examiniations are explained under examination information in the student portal @BI. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx
A re-sit is held in connection with the next scheduled examination in the course.