General Information on the Summer Course

Description of the course:
The Institute for Information Law organises an annual intensive post-graduate course on international copyright law. The face of copyright law changes continuously, mostly due to the constant evolution of the digital networked environment and the legislative initiatives at the international and European level. As a result, copyright professionals must keep abreast of the applicable rules, including those deriving from the TRIPS Agreement, the WIPO Treaties and the various European directives in the area.

The course will extend over a period of five days from July 6 to 10, 2015 and is divided into nine seminars, given during morning or afternoon sessions. All lunch breaks are spent together as a group. Every seminar focuses on one specific issue of copyright law, which participants explore in depth with the lecturer.
Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.

Objectives of the course:
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 have access to comprehensive course material, consisting of the most relevant international, European and American legislative documents, case law, and other background materials.

The lectures are given by internationally renowned scholars, including those of the Institute for Information Law, and practitioners who all share years of academic and practical experience in the field of international copyright law.

Organisers:
Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor of Intellectual Property law, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL;
Stef van Gompel, Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.

Faculty:
Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, US;
Fred von Lohmann, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google, US;
Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information, University of California, Berkeley, US.
Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance, Brussels.

Applicant profile:
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.

Certificate:
At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate of completion of the programme.

Tuition fee:
The tuition fee includes the seminar materials, five lunches, as well as the opening and closing receptions and a welcome dinner.

Standard fee € 2100;
Civil Society Fee: € 1350;
Academic Fee: € 975.

Application:
See the online application form.

Further information:
Stef van Gompel
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam,
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, 1012 CG Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
tel: +31 20 5253406
fax: + 31 20 525 3033
email: informationlaw@uva.nl
website: http://www.ivir.nl