DSGN07097 2019 Legal Issues for Creative Industries
The purpose of this course is to give the student an introduction to law, the Irish legal system and the role of the European Union in the formation of legislation. The student will be introduced to the basic principles of contract law, negligence, product liability and intellectual property law. It is intended that this module will create an awareness of where legal expertise may need to be sought.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Irish legal system, EU law and the administration of justice in Ireland;
Apply the fundamental principles of contract law and tort law in a Design context;
Analyse key issues in relation to intellectual property in the context of Creative Design;
Evaluate salient factors which influence decision making within a legal environment.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students participate in an active learning environment. Active Learning may be described as anything that students do in a classroom other than merely passively listening to an instructor's lecture. It has been shown that active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Moodle will be used as a repository for educational resources.
Module Assessment Strategies
A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this module. The module is 100% continuous assessment.
There will be two quizzes and a written report.
Repeat report covering all learning outcomes.
1. Introduction to law and the Irish legal system
- Sources of law
- The Irish Constitution
- Personnel of the law
- The Irish court system
- EU law
2. The fundamental principles of contract law
- The essential elements of a legally binding contract
- Terms of a contract
- Exemption clauses and contracts in restraint of trade
- Termination of a contract and remedies for breach of contract
3. The fundamental principles of tort law
- Principles of the law of negligence
- Product liability
- Passing off
4. Intellectual property
- Importance of IP
- Trademarks, Design, Patents and Copyright
- Domestic and international protection of IP
5. Health and safety legislation
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007
- Duties and functions of the Health and Safety Authority
- Obligations on employers and employees
- Hazard identification and risk analysis
- Preparation of safety statement
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Short test||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||20 %||Week 5||1|
|2||Short test||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||20 %||Week 10||2,3|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||60 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2014-09-30 Byrne and Mccutcheon on the Irish Legal System Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN 1780435002 ISBN-13 9781780435008
Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System, 6th edition provides an excellent introduction to the legal system in Ireland and is essential for any student starting legal studies in Ireland. Beginning with an overview of the Irish Legal system and its history, it proceeds to discuss the profession and the law officers of the state including changes in the organisation of the profession in other common law states. It includes all the changes to the court systems and structure, Irish Constitution and EC Law since the last edition published in 2009. Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System is an invaluable introduction to the law and provides an accessible and comprehensive point of reference for practitioners and students alike and is an essential text for students of Irish law. Key legislation and case law includes: Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011; The Thirty-Third Amendment of the Constitution (resulting in the creation of a new Court of Appeal); Arbitration Act 2010. Previous edition ISBN: 9781845922788
2008 Contract Cases and Materials
ISBN 0717143783 ISBN-13 9780717143788
This updated edition enables greater understanding of key points, while also retaining the essence and core of each judgment in question.
2005-01-01 A Case Book on the Irish Law of Torts Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN 1845920317 ISBN-13 9781845920319
The companion volume to the same authors' Law of Torts, this highly practical book also works effectively as a stand-alone reference guide, and contains over 150 new cases. It is designed to be used in partnership with The Law of Torts, is fully cross-referenced, and even shares the same chapter headings to ensure you can find invaluable reference information quickly and accurately. Every major case that has affected the law of torts in Ireland can now be found in one user-friendly single reference source for the first time.
2016-10-27 Intellectual Property Law in Ireland Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN 178043541X ISBN-13 9781780435411
Intellectual Property Law in Ireland, 4th edition is a detailed guide to patents, copyright and trademark law. It covers all relevant European legislation and traces its weaving into Irish law. It details European case law together with relevant case law from commonwealth countries, as well as detailing any Irish cases on the three areas and also covers design law. It outlines the workings of the patents, copyright and trademark offices in Ireland. It is laid out in a practical and user-friendly way, with each section separate, but cross-referenced where necessary.Contents includes:Patents: A Brief History and Introduction; The Irish Patent System and International Conventions; The Patents Act 1992 - Patentability; Patents Act 1992 - Acquisition of Patent Rights; Patents Act 1992 - Maintenance and Dealings in Patents; Patents Act 1992 - Infringements and Remedies; Patents Act 1992 - Revocation and Proceedings before the Controller and Courts; Patents Act 1992: Voluntary and Compulsory Licences;Introduction to Copyright; The Copyright Term; Protected Works - Literary and Artistic Works; Protected Works - Neighbouring Rights, State Copyright, Performers' Rights; The Protection of Computer Programs as Copyright Works; Databases; Ownership and Dealings in Copyright Works; Infringement of Copyright; Defences to Copyright Infringement; Remedies for Copyright Infringement; Moral Rights and the Droit de Suite; Copyright - Irish Legislative Developments in the Twentieth Century; Semiconductor Chip Protection; Industrial Designs; The Duty of Confidence; Remedies in Tort;Introduction to Trade Mark Law; Irish Trade Mark Law and International Conventions The Community Trade Mark; Trade Marks Act 1996 - Registrability; Trade Marks Act 1996: Absolute Grounds for Refusal of Registration; Trade Marks Act 1996: Relative Grounds for Refusal of Registration; Trade Marks Act 1996: Infringement and Remedies; Trade Marks Act 1996: Limitations On Rights Conferred; Trade Marks Act 1996: Registration Procedure and Ownership; Trade Marks Act 1996 - Revocation and Invalidity; Certification and Collective Marks; Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin; Taxation and Intellectual Property Rights.Previous print edition ISBN: 9781847663665