General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Problems of Copyright
Language English
Module lecturer dr Sławomira Brud
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position senior lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 03-PC-22MSDM


Module aim (aims)

Understanding of the legal and disciplinary consequences of copyright infringement
Knowledge of standards of ethical academic research and writing
Understanding of the main principles of Intellectual Property Law

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



Week 1 Academic integrity (1)
Week 2 Academic integrity (2)
Week 3 Selecting and evaluating sources (1) - books, journals
Week 4 Selecting and evaluating sources (2) – Internet and other digital sources
Week 5 Using sourced information (1): referencing and citation styles
Week 6 Using sourced information (2): direct quotations, paraphrasing, summarizing
Week 7 Practical exercises
Week 8 Introduction to intelectual property law in Poland (1h)

Reading list

1. WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use, ed. World Intelectual Property Organisation, WIPO publication no. 489 (E)/2008,
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2. Grant Andrews, Referencing, Citation and Bibliography Style Guide: How to Cite Sources and Integrate Quotes (Essay and Thesis Writing Book 13), [Stellenbosch]: Academic Coaching, 2017.
3. Stephen Bailey, Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, 4 ed., Abingdon - New York: Routledge, 2015
4. Joanne M. Weselby, Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, vol. I-VI, [North Charleston]: CreateSpace, 2014.