|Intellectual Property 1 - LAWS3046|
This course considers a key aspect of Australian intellectual property law: the law of copyright, which primarily protects creative and entrepreneurial subject matter such as books, art, music and films. It focuses on key issues such as the history of and justifications for copyright; copyright subject matter; requirements for subsistence; ownership and exploitation issues; infringement, defences and remedies; and moral rights. Attention will also be paid to emerging debates, policy issues and law reform proposals on such issues as the impact of digital technology, rights in entertainment franchises and indigenous artists’ rights. The course also considers other aspects of intellectual property law related to copyright, such as designs law and circuit layout protection.
Please be aware that students who take LAWS3046 Intellectual Property 1 and/or LAWS3248 Intellectual Property 2 will not be able to take LAWS2021 Foundations of Intellectual Property Law and/or LAWS3057 Advanced Intellectual Property Policy and Practice. Similarly, students who take Foundations of Intellectual Property Law and/or Advanced Intellectual Property Policy and Practice will not be able to take either Intellectual Property 1 or Intellectual Property 2.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Completion of LAWS2381 Property, Equity and Trusts 1 and LAWS2382 Property and Equity 2
Research Essay (3,000 words) - 50%
K Bowrey, M Handler and D Nicol, Australian Intellectual Property: Commentary, Law and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Refer to the course outline which will be provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the relevant semester.