20 credits at level HE5
This module will provide students with knowledge and understanding of legal and copyright issues within the digital technology industry and their chosen pathway. Students will also develop skills in managing digital assets productively, legally and efficiently. They will be introduced to issues surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with particular emphasis on subject specialist areas. Students will be expected to apply the legal and ethical guidelines they have learned in this module throughout the course, and provide evidence that they have done so.
Research using literature search; Managing digital assets (e.g., naming files and folders, retrieving information from folders and files, maintaining back-up files, exporting files for different media); Copyright and IPR legislation; Ethical issues concerning copyright and theft; Creating a digital diary; Contributing to a Wiki and an on-line forum.
A blended-learning approach will be used. Initial sessions will be lecture based with subsequent sessions spent working on research projects. Student will contribute to online development of the class Wiki, undertake research and investigate and analyse case studies.
There are three items of assessment. Firstly, students will contribute to an on-line Wiki and this will enable them to participate in a collaborative class exercise which will help define the parameters of their research. Each student will both contribute and comment on others’ contributions arriving at an agreed definition of relevant copyright terms and current practices. They will also discuss the potential developments of copyright, IPR and data management in the digital age using an on-line forum. Secondly, students will complete an assignment that will require them to research relevant legislation in relation to their specialist area as well as in a general context. Thirdly, students will justify and demonstrate good file management and handling through the production of a digital diary.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate an understanding of copyright and IPR legislation.||
1.1 research relevant legislation in relation to your specialist area as well as in a general context and apply correctly to scenarios justifying reasons for your answers.
1.2 apply relevant legislation to project work to ensure legislation is not breached, justifying how you have achieved this.
|2.||Understand the need for individuals and organisations to protect their work through copyright and their ideas through IPR and the problems associated with this.||
2. 1 justify the need for individuals and organisations to protect their work through copyright and their ideas through IPR.
2.2 explain the problems inherent in attempting to protect work through copyright and ideas through IPR.
|3.||Justify the need for, and demonstrate, good file management and handling.||
3.1 name files and folders logically.
3.2 retrieve information from folders and files correctly.
3.3 maintain back-up files correctly.
3.4 export files for different media correctly.
3.5 justify the need for good file management and handling.
|4.||Demonstrate awareness of potential developments of copyright, IPR and data management in the digital age.||4.1 discuss the potential developments of copyright, IPR and data management in the digital age.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Online contribution to Wiki and on-line discussion forum (750 words)||Written assignment (1,500 words)||Digital diary -Demonstration of good file management of agreed projects -justify the need for good file management (250 words)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
Krough, P. (2005) ‘The DAM book of Digital Asset Management for Photographers’ O’Reilly Media Inc, Sebastopol, California; USA
Matsuura, J. H. (2003) ‘Managing Intellectual Assets in the Digital Age’ Artech House Inc, Norwood, Massachusetts; USA
Einhorn, M. A. (2004) ‘Media, Technology, and Copyright: Integrating Law and Economics’ Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, Glos; UK
Vaidhyanathan, S. (2003) ‘Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity’ New York University Press; USA
Theirer, A. & Crews, W (Eds) (2002) ‘Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age’ Cato Institute, Washington DC; USA
Lessig, L. (2003) ‘The Future of Ideas’ Random House USA Inc, New York; USA
Pike, C. G. (2001) ‘Virtual Monopoly: Building an Intellectual Property Strategy for Creative Advantage - from Patents to Trademarks, from Copyrights to Design Rights’ Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd, Clerkenwell, London; UK
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