Fundamental principles of IP law and copyright law 801

Module code IGZ 804
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

The following aspects will be dealt wih:
(a) The Nature of IPL
(b) The justification for IP protection
(c) Copyright Act 98 of 1978
(d) Performers’ Protection Act 11 of 1967
(e) Registration of Copyright in Cinematograph Films Act 62 of 1977
(f) History of copyright law.
(g) Copyright-related international instruments
(h) Compliance of South African law with international instruments
(i) Capita selecta including: subsistence and conferral of copyright; scope of and exceptions to copyright; infringement of copyright

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Private Law
Period of presentation Semester 2

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