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This subject examines the practical legal aspects of the management of intellectual property in the area of creative production. The focus is on contracts and copyright in a range of specific arts and cultural contexts. These include film and multimedia production and distribution, fashion and design, the commissioning and production of public art, the creation and presentation of performing arts; the management of museum and gallery collections and the administration of artistic and literary estates.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- design agreements between creative talent and commissioning organisations;
- value and critique the role of intellectual property law in relation to the ownership and management of creative content;
- investigate the law as it relates to the management of creative content; and
- appraise and develop policy debates in the area of intellectual property and new media arts production.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- be able to access and interpret a broad range of resource material;
- be able to show analytical abilities at an advanced level;
- be able to develop and promote arguments at an advanced level; and
- be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills, both written and oral.
Last updated: 16 March 2020