School of Engineering and Management

Open education legal issues

This course is part of the programme:
Master in Leadership in Open Education (Second Level)

Objectives and competences

The aim of this course is to ensure that students know key legal issues related to open education.

Students will develop the following competences:

- Understand basic concepts of intellectual property law and take them into account in the context of open education;

- Understand the functioning of intellectual property rights;

- Respect intellectual property rights and evaluate them

- Know and understand the fundamental differences between industrial property and copyright;

- Draw up a license agreement;

- Know and respect the rules of copyright and the basic concepts of industrial property law;

- Understand the impact of new technologies on the development of intellectual property law;

- Understand the content of the free license.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Content (Syllabus outline)

1. Introduction

  • The goal and purpose of the course
  • Course materials and method of work
  • Required and additional literature
  • Study guide

2. Legal issues of open education:

  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law (basic concepts of intellectual property law)
  • Basic concepts of copyright law: copyright work, copyright, author
  • Selected chapters of copyright law: free use, copyright restrictions, copyright licensing, legal protection, European and international legal aspects
  • Copyright and internet – the challenges of digitization in copyright law
  • Essentially on patent, trade and service marks
  • Personal Data protection
  • The basics of protecting privacy on the Internet

Intended learning outcomes

- Ovčak Kos, Maja: Pogodbena svoboda v avtorskem pravu, GV Založba, Ljubljana 2015.

- Mežnar, Špelca: Avtorsko kolizijsko pravo, Cankarjeva založba 2006, Ljubljana.

- Repas, Martina: Pravo blagovnih in storitvenih znamk, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2007.

- Trampuž/Oman/Zupančič: ZASP s komentarjem, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 1995.

- Pretnar, Bojan: Intelektualna lastnina v sodobni konkurenci in poslovanju – pravne osnove, ekonomska analiza in podjetniški cilji. Ljubljana 2002, GV Založba.

- Bently Lionel, Sherman Brad: Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press 2014.

- Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi: Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright.

- Martine Paul Eve: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, Cambridge University Press 2014.

- William Cornish, David Llewelyn: Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights, Sweet & Maxwell, 2007.

-Tanya Aplin, Jennifer Davis: Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford University Press 2017.

Readings

- Ovčak Kos, Maja: Pogodbena svoboda v avtorskem pravu, GV Založba, Ljubljana 2015.

- Mežnar, Špelca: Avtorsko kolizijsko pravo, Cankarjeva založba 2006, Ljubljana.

- Repas, Martina: Pravo blagovnih in storitvenih znamk, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2007.

- Trampuž/Oman/Zupančič: ZASP s komentarjem, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 1995.

- Pretnar, Bojan: Intelektualna lastnina v sodobni konkurenci in poslovanju – pravne osnove, ekonomska analiza in podjetniški cilji. Ljubljana 2002, GV Založba.

- Bently Lionel, Sherman Brad: Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press 2014.

- Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi: Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright.

- Martine Paul Eve: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future, Cambridge University Press 2014.

- William Cornish, David Llewelyn: Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights, Sweet & Maxwell, 2007.

-Tanya Aplin, Jennifer Davis: Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford University Press 2017.

Assessment

- Assignements (20%) – Written exam (80%)

Lecturer's references

Maja Ovčak Kos has in 2003 graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She was awarded the Slavko Zore award for her diploma paper. In 2005 she passed the state examination in public administration and in 2006 the state legal bar exam with excellent grades. In 2008 she finished post-graduate master’s studies in civil and commercial law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. In 2013 she received a PhD at the same faculty with the doctoral thesis Freedom of Contract and its Limitations in Copyright Law. She has been employed at the International Faculty for Social and Business Studies, Mariborska cesta 7, Celje, as the professor of higher education and researcher since 2015, where she teaches the following subjects: Commercial Law, Law in Management and The Introduction to Commercial Law in pre-graduate and post-graduate study programmes. Since February 2018 she has been employed at the University of Nova Gorica, as the Associate Professor, where she teaches Contractual Law and Intellectual Property Law. As a researcher she is the author of multiple expert legal studies, e.g. The Legal Analysis of the key Decisions of Slovenian Courts Relating to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Right (Slovenian Intellectual Property Office), Consumer Market Study on the Functioning of the Real Estate Services for Consumers in the European Union (European Commission and Faculty of Law of University of Bremen) etc. Since 2017 she has been filling the position of an attorney at Zakonjšek Legal Firm Ltd, Mala ulica 5, Ljubljana, where she mostly deals with intellectual property law, civil law (law of torts, media law etc.) and commercial law. In March 2017 she was given the title of Lawyer-expert in Civil and Commercial Law by the Bar Association of Slovenia. She has more than fourteen years of experience in the administration of justice. She is also a mediator. As a lecturer she regularly participates in education of judges, lawyers and other legal experts (e.g. Judicial Civil Law School, Days of Property Law, etc.). She is the author of two scientific monographs and multiple scientific and professional articles as well as legal studies (e.g. The Legal analysis of the Key Decisions of Slovenian Courts Relating to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Right) in the fields of civil law, intellectual property law as well as alternative dispute resolution.

University course code: 2LOE11

Year of study: 2

Course principal:

Lecturer:

ECTS: 3

Workload:

  • Lectures: 9 hours
  • Exercises: 6 hours
  • Individual work: 60 hours

Course type: compulsory

Languages: slovenian or english

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures with active students' involvement (explanation, discussion, questions and answers, case studies) • individual and group research and project work, seminar assignments • individual and group consultations (discussion, additional explanation, handling specific questions) • team work: solving legal problems with the help of appropriate literature, by being able to argue their own views and to take into account the views of others • remote collaboration by using modern it tools