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Intellectual property and the internet (6 points)


Leader: Practitioner

City SC 2003 (Off-campus)
City SC 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: This subject will examine in detail a range of existing and emerging intellectual property issues associated with the use of the Internet for domestic and commercial transactions. It will examine the particular problems of extending existing law to accommodate the digital environment and review proposals for reform. The topics covered include: Copyright, Domain Names, Trade Marks, Passing Off and Patents. Given the global nature of the Internet, these issues will be looked at from the domestic and international perspective.

Assessment: Research assignment (3000 words): 40% + Take home examination: 50% + Class participation: 10%

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