Course detail

Copyright Law for Arts Management

FA-APKAcad. year: 2020/2021

The content of the course is copyright law and related international agreements.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the end of the course, students will be able to understand the issues of copyright law according to the act No. 121/2000 Sb. as amended and they will gain a basic overview of international treaties and directives of the European union regulationg the given matters.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Autorské právo, průmyslová práva :autorský zákon, patenty, užitné a průmyslové vzory, vynálezy a zlepšovací návrhy, ochranné známky, označení původu, topografie polovodičových prvků, biotechnologie, odrůdy rostlin, plemena zvířa. Ostrava: Sagit, 2004. 192 s. ISBN 8072083988. (CS)
MURÍŇ, Peter. Autorské právo : (autorské právo, právo výkonných umelcov a s obidvoma súvisiace majetkové práva). Bratislava: Epos, 2002. 367 s. ISBN 8080574693. (CS)
TELEC, Ivo. Autorské právo k fotografiím podle nového autorského zákona. Právní rozhledy : časopis pro všechna právní odvětví, Praha: Beck, 2000, Roč. 8, č. 12, s. 539-541. ISSN 1210-6410. (CS)
TELEC, Ivo. Duševní vlastnictví? Právník : Teoretický časopis pro otázky státu a práva, Praha: Ústav státu a práva ČSAV, 1993, roč. 132, č. 10-11, s. 872-885. ISSN 0324-7007. (CS)
FIŠEROVÁ, Milena. Duševní vlastnictví : Autorské právo. Práva průmyslová. 1. vyd. Praha: Sekurkon, 1993. 39 s. (CS)
SAUNDERS, D. J. Authorship and copyright. 1. ed. London: Routledge, 1992. ix, 269. ISBN 0415041589. (EN)
STRÖMHOLM, Stig. Copyright - comparison of laws (Přív.) : Copyright - national and international development. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1990. 102 s. (EN)
STRÖMHOLM, Stig. Copyright - national and international development : Copyright - comparison of laws (Přív.). Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1990. 40 s. (EN)
CRAIG, Joyce. Copyright law. New York: Matthew Bender, 1986. 1 sv. (EN)
DIETZ, Adolf. Copyright law in the European community : a comparative investigation of national copyright legislation, with special reference to the provisions of the treaty establishing the European economic community. Alphen aan den Rin: Sijthoff & Noordhoff, 1978. xxi, 312 s. ISBN 90-286-0698-X. (EN)
The International Association of Legal Science. International encyclopedia of comparative law. Volume XIV, Copyright and industrial property : Copyright and industrial property (Variant). Edited by Eugen Ulmer - René David. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1975. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

lectures, discussion

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation based on the final test.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

- notion of intellectual property, copirights and related rights, differences between Continental-Europe and Anglo-American system
- overview of international treaties for protection of copyrights and related rights
- object of copyright law under the Act No. 121/2000 Sb.
- features of copyrighted work, what is not a copyrighted work, authors, co-authors
- economic rights, fair use, limitations of economic rights
- moral rights
- specific types of works
- related rights
- licence
- protection of copyrights and related rights
- collective rights management


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of copyright law.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Active participation in lectures.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

    branch ARCHURB , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer