Course code: ABMA18
Swedish title: Kulturvetenskaper: Immateriella rättigheter och digital information - lagstiftning, politik och kultur
ECTS credits: 7.5
Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2019-11-04 – 2019-12-03
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General and 30 ECTS credits or equivalent
Application code: LU-E1601
Application code: LU-32201
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- List of literature Mandatory course resources (PDF 123 kB)
- Guide to the course resources (PDF 300 kB)
- Schedule for online course (PDF 30 kB)
Intellectual property (IP; Immaterialla rättigheter) is an area of increasing relevance and it is undergoing continuous changes, frequently subject to highly visible controversies. Alongside these controversies the literature on IP's various facets continues to grow and is more and more multi-disciplinary. At the same time, the decisions that information professionals, R&D personnel and artists have to face in their working lives are increasingly tied to legal concerns.
The course is intended to deal with these issues from a number of different perspectives, specifically considering cultural, political, legal, but also economical aspects, including those relevant outside a Western context. It will provide an overview of the legal situation in a national, European, and international setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the various forms of IP (copyright, patent, trademark, etc.) and expanding or antagonistic concepts including the creative commons, open access, open source, and piracy.
The course is based on reading and writing; there are no live sessions. In three week-long asynchronous online group discussions and a final essay, participants get the opportunity to discuss social problems and cultural aspects related to IP. The mandatory reading list could be subject to minor changes up to a month before the course starts.
Important dates – Autumn semester 2020
First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång
Distance Lund, full time 100%
November 2, 2020 – December 4, 2020
Last day for application January 15, 2020
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 13 750
First payment: SEK 13 750
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.