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duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW20043

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit enables students, through the study of cases, statutes and other material, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, Australian copyright law and its broader context. This unit introduces students to the laws relating to copyright in Australia, specifically focusing on the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and related case law.


After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate Australian copyright law
  • Locate and interpret legislation applicable to copyright law
  • Apply copyright law to factual situations and effectively advise and communicate with clients and others about their rights and obligations
  • Conduct copyright law related research and use the results of that research to develop a legal argument.