• Copyright content is a significant part of national economies, which have been shifting from manufacture of physical items to high value intangibles;
  • Copyright law is an important aspect of the regulatory environment for a range of copyright-based industries.
  • This unit covers advanced aspects of copyright law relevant to the copyright industries, including advanced aspects of the rules relating to subsistence; ownership, licensing and assignment; exclusive economic rights; remedies for infringement; exceptions and limitations.
  • There will be a particular focus on management of rights in copyright-intensive industries, collective management of copyright, and statutory licenses.


Semester 2 Intensive
29, 30 August 12, 13 September 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x Class Presentation (30%)
  • 1 x 7,000 Word Research Essay (70%)

Assumed Knowledge

Available to law graduates only. Completion of LAWS6873 Principles of Intellectual Property or undergraduate study in IP will be an advantage. Students who do not have a background in copyright or IP will be provided with additional preparatory reading.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law