International Copyright Law Summer Course

The Institute for Information Law organizes 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 5 to 9, 2021 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.
Enrollment is limited to 25 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:
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.

Timing and location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 5 to 9, 2021, and is held at the the Burcht, Henri Polaklaan 9, 1018 CP, 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 seminar materials, five lunches, as well as the closing reception and a welcome dinner.

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

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

Further information:
Stef van Gompel
Institute for Information Law, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

tel: +31 20 5253406