The aims of the course are:
to introduce software as the object of legal relationships;
to explain the basics of software legal protection;
to present the most important contractual issues of software law;
to present legal aspects of software development and business models;
Výstupy z učení
Upon successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
Understand basic protective legal concepts applicable on software
Critically analyse basic and advanced differences between copyright and patent protection of software
Understand and apply common standard software licenses
Understand and apply recent European case-law regarding software copyrights
Resolve complex cases of software legal protection incl. second-hand sales, protection of look-and-feel of software, protection of SaaS, and free software licensing
Software Law - Introduction, Forms of Legal Protection, Introduction to IPR
Copyright Protection: Case Study
Software Development and Business Models - Where Does the Law Come in Play
Copyright Protection for Software, Protection of Non-Literal Elements in Software
Other Forms of Protection: Software Patents (Utility and Design) in Practice; Know-How, Trade Secret, Goodwill and Trademark Protection, Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreements
Database Protection and Software
Software Contracts I: Intro, SAAS, EULA
Software Contracts II: Contract Drafting
Software Contracts III: F/OSS
Software Contracts III: Service Level Agreements
Software Protection - an International Comparative Perspective
LEITH, Philip. Software and patents in Europe. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. viii, 203. ISBN 9780521868396. info
LEMLEY, Mark A. Software and internet law. 3rd ed. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2006. xxvi, 1151. ISBN 0735558647. info
Further reading will be provided in the interactive syllabus.
Lectures, seminars, e-learning, class discussions, contract revision, written submission preparation, position paper preparation
Final written test - multiple choice test.
Assessment of the tasks assigned during the semester: tests in the interactive syllabus; written submission, contract revision; position paper.
These task shall be prepared before the respective seminar.
Participation in seminars is compulsory.