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For practising lawyers, regulators, academics or if you have a specific need for knowledge in this area. Modules: UK Copyright Law I; UK Copyright Law II & US Copyright Law; French & German Copyright Law; EU & International Copyright Law.
Gives an in-depth insight into the general principles and practice of copyright law.
Programme materials written by experts in the field.
Can be studied anywhere in the world by distance learning.
Located in the heart of legal London.
Application status Open
Duration Two years for MA, one year for PG Diploma PT (distance learning), September to September.
Study mode Distance Learning
Credit value MA 180, PgDip 120 / ECTS: MA 90, PgDip 60
Programme accreditations CPD accredited by Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Course intake Approximately 50.
Course leaders Professor Tanya Aplin
Course contact for further information Centre of European Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 2387 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 2443
Centre of European Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 2387 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 2443
Course contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Awarding institution King's College London
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Applicants must normally hold a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in law or a related discipline, or be a qualified barrister or solicitor.
Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered.
All students apply through Informa for the Diploma, not through King's College London. The application form is attached to the web page accessible via the "apply here" link above.
We aim to turn around applications within four weeks.
Personal statement and reference.
The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
The following topics are included in the syllabus (not every topic will be offered each year):
The law of copyright in the general context of intellectual property.
General introduction to the principles of copyright law both in copyright and continental systems.
Copyright in its national, regional and international context (including Copyright Conventions and the TRIPS Agreement).
The work of the European Commission in its Copyright Harmonisation Programme.
The subject matter of copyright and related rights.
Authorship and ownership (including the position regarding employees).
Duration of copyright; exclusive rights.
Civil and criminal remedies.
Dealings with copyright.
Copyright and designs.
Copyright, competition and Community law.
UK and US law in detail and French and German law in outline.
For practising lawyers, regulators, academics and those with a specific need for knowledge of EU Copyright and related law. To provide a general understanding of the substantive rules of EU law concerning copyright and related matters and the relation between domestic copyright protection and EU law.
Compulsory assignments and examination for the Postgraduate Diploma. MA: dissertation.
Historical Background, International Background and General Principles;
UK Copyright Law;
Copyright Subject Matter;
Protection Criteria, Beneficiaries of Protection
Economic Rights, Moral Rights
Limitations and Exceptions;
United States Copyright Law;
Limitations and Exceptions.
General Outline of French and German Laws on Author's Rights and Related Rights;
Law of the European Union;
Rental/Lending and Related Rights Directive;
Computer Programme Directive;
Current Issues and International Harmonisation.
This programme enables practitioners to further progress in their chosen profession.
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£3,150 p.a. (2016/17)* (MA), £5,750 p.a. (2016/17)* (PGDip)
£3,150 p.a. (2016/17)* (MA) , £5,750 p.a. (2016/17)* (PGDip)
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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