COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
The Convention For The Safeguarding Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 345
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to analyse the concept of intangible cultural heritage, i.e. traditional knowledge (TK) which is amongst the hottest issues on IP law from an international perspective, and to discuss the current Turkish Draft Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage along with UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage (TK), compare it with similar concepts and classify it.
  • Discuss and compare Intangible Cultural Heritage (TK) with conventional IP tools, i.e. copyrights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications and designs.
  • Describe the qualifications that a sui generis protection should have
  • Discuss some examples regarding the implementations of Intangible Cultural Heritage (TK) around the world.
  • Describe the International Conventions relating to Intangible Cultural Heritage (TK)
Course Description The Subject matter of this course is the comparison of IP law and TK. Course content includes the definition of TK which is amongst the hottest issues in IP law, the protection of TK and the impracticability of protecting TK with the conventional IP tools. The course content also includes traditional cultural expressions, genetic resources, copyrights, patents, trademarks, designs, geographical indications, biodiversity, sui generis protection, indigenous people, culture, intangible culturel heritage, UNESCO, human rights and local communities.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Definition of Intangible Heritage (TK) WIPO, p. 9-20.
2 Definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage (TK) WIPO, p. 9-20.
3 Its Relationship with Other Similar Concepts, Classification of TK WIPO, p. 9-20.
4 Traditional Knowledge and Copyright, TK and Related Rights, TK and Trademarks WIPO, p. 20-26.
5 TK and Designs, TK and Patents WIPO, p. 29-31.
6 TK and Geographical Indications WIPO, p. 29-31.
7 Midterm
8 Sui Generis Protection WIPO, P. 32-39.
9 Sui Generis Protection WIPO, P. 32-39.
10 Presentations
11 Presentations
12 Presentations
13 Presentations
14 Presentations
15 Presentations
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

WIPO, "Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Culturel Expression: An Overview" (wıpo pUBLİCATİON nO. 933, 2012.)

Suggested Readings/Materials

-The Berne Cnvention for the Protection of Literary and Artstic Works, 1886

-The WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), 1996.

-The Beijing Treaty on Audio-visual Performances (Treaty not yet in force)

-Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
45
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
32
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
25
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest