Checking date: 24/07/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Study: Master in Intellectual Property (298)

Coordinating teacher: MARTIN SALAMANCA, SARA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Private Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


- Understand the successive phases of development of the Law to the phenomenon of the internet, with its legal implications as a first step in understanding the development and regulation of intellectual property rights on the web. - Command a strong understanding of the different types of online exploitation licenses, especially the right of public communication. Particularly the doctrine established by the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the provisions of DIRECTIVE 2001/29 / EC on the exploitation rights in the information society and its limits or exceptions. - Know how to apply the rules on the protection of technological measures and information for managing rights and their relation to the limits to rights. - Be able to discern both the particular legal regime legally established for computer programs and electronic databases, as well as the norms applicable to other specific works in the digital environment lacking specific regulations, especially multimedia works, websites and video games. - Understand the peculiarities of each market and their respective contractual rules. - Understanding of the specific legal regime applied to editorial, audiovisual production and music performance contracts. - Knowledge regarding the activities of collecting societies in each of the markets, both voluntary and statutory or mandatory management in relation to remuneration rights.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
This area focuses on the analysis of the most important markets in the field of intellectual property. First, students will carry out a detailed study of the scope and application of intellectual property rights in the digital environment, as well as the specific works that result from the development of new information technologies, and their exploitation on-line. Online dissemination or commercialization of works and performances protected by intellectual property is the most complex issue and requires the most legal attention, without neglecting traditional forms of "in situ" exploitation or through tangible media. - Legal regime of the audiovisual work - Collective Management in the audiovisual market - Audiovisual production contracts - Acquisition of rights by the media - The peculiarities of visual works - Contracts, especially the sale of plastic works and photographs
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Saíz García, Concepción . Obras auciovisuales y derecho de autor. Aranzadi. 2002
Additional Bibliography
  • Goldsteisn, Paul. International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice. Oxford University Press. 2001

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.