IMITATION, INNOVATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
2016/2017, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4296 ( 4 ) / LL5296 ( 4 ) / LL6296 ( 4 )
Does copying always harm creativity? Can innovation thrive in the face of imitiation? These questions are at the heart of intellectual property theory and doctrine. This course explores these issues via a close look at a range of unusual creative industries, including fashion, cuisine, sports, comedy, and tattoos, as well as more traditional intellectual property topics, such as music and film.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent. - Some knowledge of Intellectual Property is preferred; students should ideally have taken a module in intellectual property or concurrently enrolled in one.
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation - 20%; 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 (1pm); Due: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 (7pm)]
9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive: Week 1- 2: 8 - 20 August 2016 [Mon, Wed - 6.30 - 9.30pm; Fri - 2.30pm - 5.30pm & Sat, 13 & 20 Aug, 1pm - 5pm]