Summer Courses

Summer Course on International Copyright Law & Policy 2024

The Institute for Information Law organizes an annual intensive post-graduate course on international copyright law and policy. The face of copyright law and policy 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 and policy initiatives, including those deriving from the international treaties and the various European directives in the area.

The course will extend over a period of five days from July 1 to 5, 2024. Please consult the program for details on the seminars.

Enrollment is limited to 15-20 participants.

Goals 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 materials, 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.

Faculty organizers:
João Quintais, Assistant Professor, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.

Timing and location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 1 to 5, 2024 at de Burcht, Henri Polaklaan 9 Amsterdam, an historic building in the center of Amsterdam.

Intended audience:
The course is aimed at lawyers, academics and other professionals involved in questions of copyright law. The course is taught at the post-graduate level. Participants should  have some prior knowledge of the field.

Certificate / NOvA credits:
At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate indicating completion of the programme. Dutch lawyers can also obtain NOvA credits (see here for instructions).

The tuition fee includes the course participation and seminar materials.

  • Regular Fee € 2250;
  • Reduced Fee: € 1500 (public sector & senior academics (assistant/associate/full professors);
  • Reduced Fee: € 950 (civil society/non-profits & (selected) PhD students/postdocs).

Please use our online registration form.
In case you have questions about applicable fees or payment methods, contact the course coordinator at

Further information:

João Quintais
Institute for Information Law, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam