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The aim of the course is to provide the student an understanding of how intellectual property and intellectual property legislation influences creative companies' value creation. In addition, students who are in the process of writing the BA thesis in any topic presented in the three possible Culture Business courses are expected to advance their theses during the course.
After a finished course, the student is expected to understand the basics of intellectual property law as well as what kind of a roll the intellectual property has in creative companies' value creation.
The course comprises lectures, guest lectures, workshops/supervisor discussions, presentations, a feedback session and independent studies, in which the student learns the basics of copyright law, trademark law and patent law. Further, the student learns how these legislative systems and intellectual property create value for creative companies and society. Depending on the stage of the student's studies, the course attendees have two ways to complete the course. Alternative 1 is for students who are about to finish their studies and are in the process of writing their BA thesis about an economic or a management topic within creative industries. These students a) submit a learning diary including critical discussion about at least three lectures' content and its compulsory readings (2 - 4 pages per lecture & readings), b) write the theory chapter or an analysis of the empirical material complemented with conclusions (10 - 16 pages) for their thesis, and c) present the chapter in the class. The students receive feedback of the chapters after the presentations. These students must also participate in a supervision session with the course administrator before September 21st. Alternative 2 is for students who do not use the course to directly advance their BA theses. These students a) submit a learning diary including critical discussion about at least three lectures' content and its compulsory readings (2 - 4 pages per lecture & readings) pages), b) write a home exam, and c) take part in a workshop and a group debate, during which the students discuss and present the cases of the home exam. The workshop and the debate act as feedback sessions for students. The students' chapter presentations, the workshop (excluded students who present a thesis chapter) and the feedback session regarding the home exam are compulsory for all course attendees. The course's assignments can be written either in English or in Swedish.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Culture Business 1 and 2 or equivalent knowledge. Students with completed courses in Culture Business 1 and 2 are prioritised in enrollment.
Previous course names
No prior courses.
The course is particularly suitable for students who write their theses on a business economic topic within the culture industry or on a business economic topic by using an approach derived from culture studies.
Recommended or required reading
L1 27.8.2009 TATE, Marsha Ann 2009: Canadian copyright battleground. Playback : Canada's Broadcast and Production Journal. (Arcada library's Nelli portal: only in full text) FERNANDEZ-MOLINA, J. Carlos 2004: Contractual and technological approaches for protecting digital works: their relationships with copyright limitations. Online Information Review; Vol. 28, No. 2; pp. 148-157. (Nelli) L2 31.8.2009 SPINELLO, Richard A. 2007: Intellectual Property Rights. Library High Tech; Vol. 25, No. 1; pp. 12-22. (Nelli) CLARKE, Irvine III and OWENS, Margaret 2000: Trademark rights in grey markets. International Marketing Review; Vol. 17, No. 3; pp. 272-286. (Nelli) TESKA, Kirk 2009: Reining in patent costs. Mechanical Engineering; August 2009; pp. 36-37 (Nelli) COLLISON, James, ZING, Yue, MUSKER, David, TAKEUCHI, Kozo et al. 2009: A global guide to design protection. Managing Intellectual Property, May 2009. (Neilli: only in full text) L3 8.9.2009 Understanding Copyright and Related Rights, WIPO Publication No. 909 (E), source at: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/intproperty/909/wipo_ External link pub_909.pdf (24 pages) WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, WIPO Publication No.489 (E), Chapter 2, p. 40 – 67 (14 pages), Copyright and Related Rights, source at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/about External link- ip/en/iprm/pdf/ch2.pdf WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, WIPO Publication No.489 (E), Chapter 4, p. 213 – 219 (7 pages), Enforcement of Copyright and Related Rights, source at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/about External link- ip/en/iprm/pdf/ch2.pdf Postel, Holger: The Fair Use Doctrine in the U.S. American Copyright Act and Similar Regulations in the German Law, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, 2006 Vol. 5, Iss 2, Spring: p. 142 (11 pages) http://jip.kentlaw.edu/art/volume%205/5%20Chi External link- Kent%20J%20Intell%20Prop%20142.pdf Shimanoff, Eric: The Odd Couple: Postmodern Culture and Copyright Law, Media Law and Policy, 2002: p. 12-48 (13 pages) http://www.nyls.edu/user_files/1/3/4/30/84/88/11MLP12fall3 External link. pdf Legal Instruments used by the lecturer: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 1886, at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/treaties/en/ip/berne/pd External link f/trtdocs_wo001.pdf The EU Copyright Directive, 2001/29/EC, at http://eur External link- lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc? smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32001L 0029&model=guichett US Copyright Law of 1976, Copyright Code, 19/10/1976, Title 17 USC Ch. 1 to 11, at: http://www.wipo.int/clea/en/text_html.jsp?lang=EN&id=3923 External link or at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/ External link L4 16.9.2009 (cancelled, re-scheduled to 24.9.) Understanding Copyright and Related Rights, WIPO Publication No. 909 (E), source at: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/intproperty/909/wipo_ External link pub_909.pdf (24 pages) WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, WIPO Publication No.489 (E), Chapter 2, p. 67 – 112 (36 pages), Trademarks, source at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/about External link- ip/en/iprm/pdf/ch2.pdf WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, WIPO Publication No.489 (E), Chapter 2, p. 130 – 160 (31 pages), Protection Against Unfair Competition, source at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/about External link- ip/en/iprm/pdf/ch2.pdf Legal Instruments used by the lecturer: European Community (EC): Marks (Community Trade Mark), Council Regulation, 26/02/2009, No. 207/2009, at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do External link? uri=OJ:L:2009:078:0001:0042:EN:PDF Paris Convention or the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, at: www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/paris/trtdocs_wo020.html External link Article 1 - 4 Article 6 - 10 (Marks, Trade Names, False Indications), Article 10bis (Unfair Competition), Article 10ter (Marks, Trade Names, False Indications, Unfair Competition: Remedies, Right to Sue) L5 24.9.2009 (re-scheduled to 8.10.) Understanding Copyright and Related Rights, WIPO Publication No. 909 (E), source at: http://www.wipo.int/freepublications/en/intproperty/909/wipo_ External link pub_909.pdf (24 pages) WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, WIPO Publication No.489 (E), Chapter 2, p. 17 – 40 (24 pages), Patents , source at: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/about External link- ip/en/iprm/pdf/ch2.pdf Cyber India Online, The utility model comes out of the shadow of patent, June 09, 2009, source at: http://biospectrumindia.ciol.com/content/columns/10906092.a External link sp European Patent Office, Patents for software? European law and practice, source at: http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/a0be External link 115260b5ff71c125746d004c51a5/$FILE/patents_for_software_e n.pdf Legal Instruments used by the lecturer: Convention on the Grant of European Patents (European Patent Convention) of 5 October 1973, Part II,/ III/ IV, source at: http://www.epo.org/patents/law/legal External link- texts/html/epc/2000/e/ma1.html US Patents Code of 2003, Part 3 and 3, source at: http://www.wipo.int/clea/docs_new/pdf/en/us/us175en.pdf External link L6 1.10.2009 SEADLE, Michael 2004: Copyright in the networked world: technology and consumer rights in copyright. OCLC Systems & Service: International Digital Library Perspectives; Vol. 20, No. 3; pp. 110-114. (Nelli) SEADLE, Michael 2007: Copyright Cultures. Library Hi Tech; Vol. 25, No. 3; pp. 430-435. (Nelli) HAARANEN, Tuulikki 2009: The Value of Copyrights. 4th International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks. 3.9. - 5.9.2009. Conference paper. (Available in the course's home page) ISMAEL, Zenobia and FAKIR, Tashil: Trademarks or trade barriers? Indigenous knowledge and the flaws in the global IPR system. International Journal of Social Economics; Vol. 31, No. 1/2; pp. 173-194. (Nelli) It is recommended that the student acquires at least one of the following books for the home exam: Jacob, Robin Sir (The Rt. Hon.); Alexander, Daniel & Lane, Lindsay 2004 (eller nyare): A Guide book to Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs (Thomson-Sweet&Maxwell). Bently, Lionel & Sherman, Brad 2009: Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press). Bernitz, Ulf; Karnell, Bunnar; Perhson, Lars & Sandgren Claes 2007: Immaterialrätt och otillbörlig konkurrens. Handelsbolaget Immateriellt Rättskydd i Stockholm. Bruun, Niklas 2001: Intellectual property law in Finland. Kluwer Law. International - Kauppakaari OYJ. Spence, Michael 2007: Intellectual property. Oxford University Press. Scotchmer, Suzanne 2004: Innovation and Incentives. The MIT Press.
- Lectures - 18 hours
- Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 8 hours
- Individual studies - 67 hours
- Home exam or writing a chapter for BA thesis - 40 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 107 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 26 hours
Mode of Delivery
- Demonstrations and presentations
- Reports and productions
Obligatory attendance in three lectures, workshop (students presenting a thesis chapter excluded), all chapter presentations and group debate (feedback session). The student has to achieve 50 points out of 100. The grade reflects the student's understanding of the course's topics (75% of the grade) and the student's ability to share her/his knowledge with the class (25% of the grade): Learning diary 25% Home exam/thesis chapter 50% Course participation 20% Final presentation 5% The student will fail the home exam if he/she does not submit it before the deadline (October 19th at 10 a.m.). Deductions will be made a) if the student misses an obligatory session (-5 points/session) and b) if the student does not follow the course's deadlines published in Blackboard (-1 point/4 hours).
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
The timetable of the course
Lectures, workshops and presentations are held as evening sessions. L1 27.8. 17.00 - 19.45 Tuulikki Haaranen: Introduction to the course and intellectual property management L2 31.8. 17.00 - 19.45 Tuulikki Haaranen: Introduction to IP legislation L3 8.9. 17.00 - 19.45 Carsten-Florian Bruns: Copyrights 16.9. 17.00 - 19.45 CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS L4 24.9. 17.00 - 19.45 Carsten-Florian Bruns: Trademarks L5 1.10. 17.00 - 19.45 Tuulikki Haaranen: Value of IP systems for companies and consumers L6 8.10. 17.00 - 19.45 Carsten Florian Bruns: Patents 11.10. 23:59 DEADLINE: Submission of learning diary in Blackboard. 11.10. - 19.10. HOME EXAM WEEK (exam published in Blackboard 11.10. 00:01) (Alternative 2) or CHAPTER WRITING WEEKS 5.10. - 19.10. (Alternative 1) 19.10. at 10 a.m. DEADLINE: Submission of the home exam. (Not meeting the deadline will lead to a failed exam). (Alternative 2) 14.10. 16.15 - 19.45 CANCELLED 19.10. at 10 a.m. DEADLINE: Submission of the thesis chapter (alternative 1) 21.10. 17.00 - 19.45 CHAPTER AND HOME EXAM PRESENTATIONS (OBLIGATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS) 22.10. 16.15 - 19.45 CANCELLED
- 2009-10-05 - Exams
- 2009-10-21 - Demonstrations and presentations
- 2009-10-04 - Reports and productions