CPD Hours Level
Seminar 5 IntermediateInformation
SRA Competency B


Assuming a good working knowledge of general copyright law and practice, this full day course is aimed at those wishing to broaden their knowledge.

This intermediate level in-person course is suitable for both solicitors and trade mark attorneys.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • An update on recent copyright cases and legislation
  • An account of any proposed changes to copyright legislation
  • Software and copyright - what can and cannot be the subject of copyright protection?
  • Computer generated works, including a brief discussion on whether copyright can presently subsist in works made by AI-generative tools such as ChatGPT, Dall-E 2, Stable Diffusion and GitHub Copilot
  • Copyright and the internet - an implied licence to copy?
  • The latest position, including still applicable Court of Justice (‘CJEU’) decisions, on the use of and liability for linking to, embedding or saving on third party servers of content from freely accessible websites hosting works subject to copyright protection
  • 'Fair use' and the present copyright exceptions - what use might now be covered by these provisions? What amounts to ‘fair use’ in practice?
  • Following on from Cofemel and Response Clothing, an account of what might presently constitute artistic works and works of artistic craftsmanship. What needs - or now might not need - to be demonstrated to establish copyright subsistence in works or artistic craftmanship?
  • Consideration of ‘substantial part’ and infringement
  • Copyright licences and assignments. Matters that could be usefully put in or omitted and avoiding some maybe unexpected pitfalls. Who is the copyright proprietor of a commissioned work without a legal assignment? Some pointers and other indicators
  • Enforcement of copyright and the possible use of the potentially strong criminal sanctions

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Seminar | 28.07.2023

London | 10:00am - 4:30pm

Copyright Law & Practice - Broaden Your Knowledge

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