The course focuses on four main areas or sections: authorship, and creations and performances susceptible of protection; moral and economic monopolies; contracts for the transfer and license of exploitation rights; and the protection of copyright. The duration of the course is seven weeks, with two sessions every week.
LESSON 1. GENERAL OVERVIEW AND LEGAL STATUS OF AUTHOR¿S RIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS
1.1 Property right and Intellectual Property Rights (Author¿s right and Related Rights). The Spanish Constitution and author¿s right.
1.2 Author¿s right and Related Rights.
1.3 The Author¿s Right Act 1996 (ARC) and subsequent reforms.
1.4 International Agreements: Berne Convention, WIPO Treaties and TRIPS.
1.5 EU Law.
LESSON 2. BASIS OF PROTECCTION: SUBJECT MATTER
2.1 Works: Section 10.1 ARC.
2.2 Literary, artistic and scientific works.
2.3 Special cases: artistic works, audiovisual works, computer programs and databases.
2.4 Exclusions from protection. Section 13 ARC.
2.5 Subject matter of Related Rights.
LESSON 3. AUTHOR¿S RIGHT AND RIGHT HOLDERS
3.1 Authorship of work. Presumptions and proofs.
3.2 First ownership of Author¿s right.
3.3 Other right holders.
3.4 Works of joint authorship. (Collaboration, Collective and Compound).
LESSON 4. AUTHOR'S MORAL RIGHT
4.1 Concept and characters.
4.2 Paternity, unpublished and disclosure. Integrity. Removal, modification and access.
4.3 Assumptions of legitimacy upon death.
4.5 Moral rights of the artist.
LESSON 5. ECONOMIC RIGHTS
5.1 Concept and characters.
5.2 Contents: Reproduction, transformation, communication and distribution.
5.3 Other economic rights and related rights.
5.4 Duration and limits.
LESSON 6. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS (DEALING WITH RIGHTS)
6.1 General rules.
6.2 Assignments and exclusive licenses.
6.3 Most typical operating agreements.
LESSON 7. PROTECTION OF AUTHOR¿S RIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS
7.1 Author¿s right Registry.
7.2 Collective management organizations.
7.3 Technological measures and DRM.
7.4 Civil law court: Injunctions, remedies and provisions as to damages in infringing actions.
7.5 The Intellectual Property Commission.
7.6 Criminal Protection: offences.