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Legal Environment of Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course gives a general introduction to the fields of law which are relevant in Arts, Culture and Creative Industries (ACCI). The course seeks to place the law in the context of ACCI and map the related legal objectives. The focus is laid upon the concept of intellectual property, its legislation and principles. The course also provides a brief overview of the Russian legal system, fundamentals of contract law and main aspects of governance of ACCI. They include cross-border movement of arts, applicable tax regimes, insurance issues. The course familiarise students with appropriate legal principles, terminology and concepts, and will be useful for students that have intent to choose a career path in ACCI
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Acquaint students with the legal principles, terminology and concepts related to ACCI
  • Develop students' skills in a legal analysis of the problems concerning everyday matters of ACCI management
  • Acquire students' skills to present legally appropriate solutions to various challenges related to the ACCI
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understands the core concepts of the fields of law which are relevant in ACCI. Has a good general overview of the corresponding areas of law and the specific legal and practical issues
  • provides an overview of the existing national rules and international arrangements related to the regulation of ACCI
  • understands the role of law within the ACCI
  • has a basic knowledge about contract law and the main aspects of the governance of ACCI
  • has a basic understanding of the regulation of the cross-border movement of arts, applicable tax regimes, insurance issues
  • has a basic knowledge of intellectual property and how its protection and use can benefit the ACCI
  • can propose practical and legally correct solutions to different legal problems related to the ACCI
  • get experience in group work, discussion with other students and apply received knowledge for the case studies
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course. Russian legal system as a continental legal system
    • General course instructions and assessment criteria; • What is the legal system? What legal systems exist? • Continental (romano-germanic) and Common legal systems. Sources of law; • Russian legal system. Sources of Russian law; • Group work.
  • Russian Civil law. Property rights and obligations
    • Civil law: general overview, civil relationships, civil legislation, Civil Code of the Russian Federation; • civil right and means of its protection; • concept of natural and legal persons; • ownership and property rights; • obligations: sources of the law of obligations, non-contractual obligations, contractual obligations; • Group work.
  • Contract law
    • Fundamentals of Contract Law; • contract definition, types of contracts; • conclusion of the contract and contract terms; • contract validity, breach of the contract and legal remedies; • Group work.
  • Legal Basics for Entrepreneurs
    • Fundamentals of Company Law. • Company's legal status; • Company incorporation; • Company's capital and financial structure (share capital, types of shares); • Company's management; • Group work.
  • Intellectual Property in Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
    • What is intellectual property? • Copyright and Related Rights; • Trademarks; • Patents and Industrial design; • Intellectual Property: Exploitation and Agreements; • Group work.
  • State Regulation of Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
    • cross-border movement of arts; • tax regimes; • insurance; • Group work.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance
  • non-blocking Case analysis (group work)
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Essay presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.3 * Case analysis (group work) + 0.5 * Essay + 0.2 * Essay presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • O’Connor, T. S. (2011). Development of intellectual property laws for the Russian Federation. Journal of Business Research, 9, 1011.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • William T. Gallagher. (2017). Intellectual Property. Routledge.