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LAWS13-546: Copyright and Entertainment Law

Description

Copyright and Entertainment Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines in detail the copyright and creative arts aspects of intellectual property law. Attention will be given to the Copyright Act, concentrating on the most recent cases, as well as developments in the entertainment industry, in new technologies and new media and communication systems. The rights of entertainers, of producers of copyright products (books, films, sound recordings, videos) and of consumers will be considered. The protection of software by the Copyright Act will also be examined.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS13-546
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Familiarise the basic structures, principles and core provisions of the Copyright Act relevant to entertainment industries.
2. Problem solve issues spotting across a range of issues within those aspects of copyright law relevant to the entertainment industries.
3. Familiarise and understand the emerging issues in copyright law (eg internet-based copyright exploitation and infringement; liability of intermediaries such as ISPs; digital copyright issues).
4. Understand some basic legal issues in the entertainment industries such as celebrity rights and privacy.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020