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School of Law

SOLM097 Digital Intellectual Property (Sem 3)

Module Description

The module introduces students to fundamental problems and concepts pertaining to intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on copyright law, in digital environments. The module focuses on the divergent interests of various stakeholders, such as authors, exploiters, consumers and creators that challenge law making today, and addresses topics ranging from the protection of software and databases, exclsuive rights and limitations, technological protection measures, the relationship between IP and fundamental rights, and online enforcement amongst others.  A further emphasis will be placed on the role of the European Court of Justice and the interface between international norms and market integration.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law
  • Dresden IP Programme
  • Diploma/Certificate in Law and Economics

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour examination


15 Credits