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TLS_1015 Information Law in Europe and Beyond: Current Issues and Perspectives 12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Associate Professor Tuomas Mylly, tuomas.mylly (at) utu.fi. Other teachers: Enrico Bonadio (City University London), Péter Mezei (University of Szeged, Hungary), visiting lecturers
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies
All students should have basic knowledge of the law of contractual obligations, commercial and European law. The students of the Faculty of Law should have completed the basic courses on European Law, the law of obligations and commercial law, or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Information Law in Europe and Beyond: Current Issues and Perspectives provides the students with the essential capabilities and intellectual tools to analyze the typical legal problems of information law and in particular European intellectual property and competition law. Utilising problem-based learning and discursive teaching methods, it also aims at developing the students interest and skills in critical legal analysis,argumentation and writing.

Contents

The course focuses on European and global regulation of information and information-based businesses. European intellectual property and competition laws form the core areas of law discussed during the course.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Restricted entry, limited to 20 students. Students enrolling in the LIS-programme have priority in the selections, as the course is obligatory part of the LIS-programme.

Teaching methods

Approximately 50 contact hours. The course is based on intensive participation throughout the course. It consists of seminar-type lectures (including advance preparation and group work), essay (appr. 15 p.) and the related seminar.
- 30 hours of lectures. The lecturers may assign advance readings and (group) work tasks; and
- a seminar (max. 20 h).

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Essay
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Seminar
  • In English
English:
Essay and Exercise(s) and Seminar

The course is based on intensive participation throughout the course. Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with an essay and expand it into a bachelor`s thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The grades (1-5) will depend on the take-home examination (50%), successful completion of tasks assigned and the essay (50%). Performance during the lectures and seminars +/-1.

Study materials

G. Tritton: Intellectual Property in Europe, Sweet and Maxwell 2008.

Y. Benkler: The Wealth of Networks. How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom, Yale University Press 2006. Freely available from the Internet.

James Boyle: The Public Domain. Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, Yale University Press 2008. Freely available from the Internet.

Christophe Geiger (ed.): Constructing European Intellectual Property. Achievements and New Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2013), as instructed during the first lecture.

Tasks assigned: a selection of articles, treatise excerpts, case law and official materials assigned for the lectures (approximately 200 p).

Further information

TIME: 17.3.-30.5.2014

Restricted entry, limited to 20 students.
The course is part of the Master's Degree Programmme in Law and Information Society (LIS). Students enrolled in the LIS have priority in the selections.

Law students of the Faculty of Law may continue working with an essay and expand it into a bachelor`s thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
2013–2014
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree