Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student will be familiar with the most important contractual practices in the audiovisual industry and the relevant legal norms regarding copyrights. The student will recognize the relevant legal framework in the art world.

Credits: 4

Schedule: 17.01.2023 - 24.02.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anna Heiskanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course presents different types of contracts between the many parties in the audiovisual industry and offers different point of views, also critical ones, to these agreements. The course introduces the legal challenges which come with the ever-changing landscape of new formats and platforms. The content of the course is mostly about the Finnish and continental system of copyright regulation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, case studies, literature.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    40h lectures, 68h literature, group work, exercises.


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