Copyright law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Copyright deals with the subject matter contained in Law no. 633 of 22 April 1941 and, in particular, with the discipline of creative works that belong to literature, music, figurative arts, architecture, theatre, cinema, industrial design, software and databases.
At the end of the course the student must have acquired a good knowledge of the Italian and European discipline of copyright law in order to resolve legal issues through the reworking of the notions learned.
Expected learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND LEARNING SKILLS. The student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the general principles of intellectual property and the discipline of copyright, also in the light of the technological and regulatory innovations that have interested the subject.
APPLICATION SKILLS AND AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT. The student must demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply, with autonomy of judgment, the notions learned during the course to the solution of concrete cases that will be submitted by the professor.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS. The student must demonstrate the ability to express the notions acquired with appropriate legal language and coherence
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Classes will be taught on Microsoft Teams at the scheduled hours for the class. Classes will be also recorded and made available to students throughout the whole period of classes on Microsoft Teams. Information on how to access to class on Microsoft Teams and any other instruction on teaching activities will be made available on the Ariel website. It is recommended that students check the Ariel website regularly.
Where possible due to the pandemic emergency for Covid-19, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulation, classes will be also taught in person by the Professor at the scheduled hours for the class. In-person classes will be taught simultaneously with video access on Microsoft Teams and their recording, which will continue to be provided as described above for those students who will not attend in person. In this case, students will be timely informed through the Ariel website.

The course program and materials will not change. The cases discussed in the classroom will be made available to students on the Ariel platform.

The examination and the evaluation criteria will not change.
The final examination will take place in the form of an oral examination through Microsoft Teams.
Where possible due to the pandemic emergency for Covid-19, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulation, as well as by the availability of classes and the social distance restrictions, the final examination will take place also in person. In this case, the possibility to take the examination through Microsoft Teams will continue to be granted to those students who will not attend in person.
Further information and updates will be timely made available on the Ariel website. It is therefore recommended that students check the Ariel website regularly.

The reception of students will take place on the days and times indicated on the department's website, using the TEAMS platform or in presence according to the directives in force at the time of the appeal.
Course syllabus
The teaching will focus on the evolution of the discipline of copyright following the important technological innovations that have affected the subject matter, the principles and general notions, the institution's rationale, protected works and their specific discipline, the requirements of novelty and creative character, subjective profiles and the discipline of works created with the contribution of several subjects, the moral rights of the author, the content of economic rights (right of publication, reproduction, communication to the public, distribution, processing, rental, etc..), the duration of economic rights, limits to copyright with particular attention to exceptions and limitations, rights related to the exercise of copyright, contracts concerning works protected by copyright, judicial protection, Technology Copyright.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prerequisites are required
Teaching methods
The course is structured in two parts, in the a first part the professor will explains the general principles of the subject and the individual topics that make it up, the second part is dedicated to the discussion of practical cases, distributed to the students through the Ariel Portal, with specific insights on current issues.
Teaching Resources
Ghidini, Profili evolutivi del diritto industriale, Milano Giuffrè 2015 (Capitoli I e III).
Spedicato, Principi di diritto d'autore, Bologna Il Mulino, 2020.
Sena - Giudici, Codice di diritto industriale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2019.
Erasmus students may study on Gustavo Ghidini, Rethinking Intellectual Property, EE Edward Elgar, 2018
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test. The exam will take place using the TEAMS platform or, if it is allowed, in presence always in oral form. The final vote will be expressed in thirtieth.
The exam is aimed at assessing the knowledge learned, critical thinking, skills and the quality of exposure.
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Giudici Silvia
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