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Business and Law

Expertise

Questions concerning the protection of creations of the mind.

Digital education and copyright. 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2017

Abstract

This research aims to identify the influence of copyright on digital teaching techniques. What are the limits copyright imposes on the various techniques of digital teaching? Through the research it has to become clear which actions need the permission of authors. To achieve these objectives, first an inventory must be made of the current and foreseeable digital teaching techniques. Through a survey, the staff of the University of Antwerp will be questioned about what digital teaching techniques they apply. It will also be examined to what extent this staff is aware of copyright issues. After this inventory, the rules of copyright will be applied on the inventoried teaching techniques. Through this application, it will become clear what actions will or will not require the permission of authors. Much attention will naturally be given to the copyright rules specifically provided for teaching and scientific research. Copyright provides exceptions to the rights of an author in order not to impede research and teaching. Regarding these copyright rules, both the current and future legislation will be analysed. The research will finally lead to a practical guide that can be used by the university staff. Through this guide it will be clear what actions need the permission of authors.

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The raison d'être and function of a European harmonized design protection alongside an expanding copyright protection. 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2014

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This research project examines whether the overall preference for design law protection is still in place and whether a copyright protection as a cost-effective replacement in knowledge-intensive economies is preferable.

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