Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM075: Copyright Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to the principles of intellectual property law - outline and theory
  • Copyright introduction, subsistence, infringement, and defences
  • Digital copyright
  • Moral rights
  • Reform

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 study217Individual reading and seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study50Assessment preparation

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)