Higher postgraduate course, first semester. Fifty contact hours, two double lectures per week or two intense weeks of teaching.
30 NQF credits at NQF level 9

Convener: Professor C Ncube

Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees.

Course outline:
The course aims to provide an in-depth overview of relevant laws that govern intellectual property that is delivered and used electronically. Relevant international, regional and domestic sources of the law; copyright (digital rights management, enforcement, file sharing, limitations and exceptions, user generated content); database protection; trade marks and domain names and patents (protection of computer programs and business methods).

DP requirements: None

Assessment: Coursework 40% Examination 60%