Post-Graduate Legal Education:
International Copyright Law (July 8-12, 2002)
SUMMER COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW
Amsterdam, July 8 to 12, 2002
DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
The face of copyright law has changed dramatically over the last decade, mostly due to the advent of the digital networked environment and to harmonisation efforts at the international and European level. As a result, copyright professionals must now become familiar with the new rules adopted under the GATT/TRIPS Agreement, the WIPO Treaties and various European directives implemented in their national legislation.
The Institute for Information Law (IViR) organises in co-operation with the Eggens Institute for Post-Graduate Legal Education the third annual intensive post-graduate course on international copyright law. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have gained valuable insight in the most crucial current issues of copyright law, examined from a comparative law perspective and in the light of recent international and regional agreements. Participants in the course will also receive a comprehensive course pack, consisting of the most relevant international, European and American legislative documents, case law, and other background materials.
The Institute for Information Law (IViR) is a leading academic institution engaged in scientific research in the field of international and European copyright law. The lectures are given by internationally renowned scholars and practitioners who all share years of academic and practical experience in the field of international copyright law.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
The objective of this course is to provide participants with current and practical knowledge on the workings of international and European copyright law. Every seminar focuses on one specific issue of copyright law, which participants explore in depth with the lecturer. The course extends over a period of five days from July 8 to 12, 2002 and is divided into nine seminars, given during morning or afternoon sessions. All lunch breaks are spent together as a group.
At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate of completion of the programme.
The course is aimed at lawyers, academics and other professionals involved in questions of copyright law. Participants are expected to have some prior knowledge of the field.
Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of copyright law at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Institute for Information Law.
Lucie Guibault, lecturer in copyright law at the University of Amsterdam and researcher at the Institute for Information Law.
Ted De Boer, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam;
Thomas Dreier, Professor, Faculty of Informatics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany;
Daniel Gervais, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada;
Pamela Samuelson, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
Thomas Vinje, partner, Morrison & Foerster, Brussels.
Bernt Hugenholtz, mentioned above.
Lucie Guibault, mentioned above.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
‘ 2.800,- including course material, five lunches, opening dinner, and closing reception.