Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM075: Copyright Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to the principles of Intellectual Property Law - Outline & Theory
  2. Copyright Introduction
  3. Copyright Subsistence
  4. Copyright Infringement
  5. Copyright Defences
  6. Digital Copyright
  7. Moral Rights
  8. Confidence Law
  9. Remedies
  10. Reform
  11. Revision

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3311 x 3 hour seminars
Guided independent study267Guided independent study – this includes, for example, set reading for classes, preparation for student presentations, and revision for examinations.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

UK Intellectual Property Office:

AHRC funded Copyright History website:

IP Kat (news website)