CopyrightX Course of Harvard Law School Will Take Place at VUM

Bulgaria is the 17th country where Harvard University’s prestigious copyright course is organized

For the first time, the city of Varna will host this unique training course, which gives the opportunity to experience the high-level education of one of the Ivy League Universities. The main organizer of the event is the International Legal Advice Center – ILAC – the official Harvard affiliate for the CopyrightX course in Bulgaria, in cooperation with Varna University of Management.

The CopyrightX course is under the auspices of the oldest university in the US, Harvard University, whose alumni are world famous personalities like Barack Obama, Bill Gates, John Kennedy, Al Gore, Mark Zuckerberg and many others. The training is entirely in English following a unique methodology developed by William Fisher III – Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard University.

During the course, the American legal system for copyright protection will be explored and compared to the European and international ones. Issues related to the impact of copyright on the arts, the entertainment industry and the public (production rights, distribution, etc.), as well as the necessary changes in the EU copyright legislation will be also discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to debate on a number of high-profile court cases involving 20th Century Fox, Jay Zi, Beyonce, Google, and more. They will learn how global software companies protect their developments, how does the US copyright register work, and can we also take advantage of it, as well as is it possible to enter American prison for downloading torrents.

International Legal Advice Center launches the CopyrightX initiative in Bulgaria in 2017. The two editions of the course in Sofia have successfully been passed by lawyers, judges, intellectual property specialists, lawyers of some of the largest US companies in Bulgaria, IT specialists, representatives of state administration and music business, as well as talented students who have received scholarships for participation in the course. Thanks to the support and assistance of Varna University of Management, the 2019 edition of this unique professional course will be held in the sea capital.

The course combines various educational methods including video lectures, self-study materials, lectures and seminars, real-time web-based and online discussions. At the end of the course, participants will sit for an exam and, upon successful completion, receive a certificate from Harvard Law School.

Among the lecturers, this year will be Bruce Whitfield, an associate Harvard lecturer for CopyrightX and a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in legal counsel, as well as Bulgarian copyright specialists who will expand the scope of the course, also addressing the problems of the Bulgarian legal framework.

The CopyrightX 2019 course will take place at Varna University of Management, Varna, 13A “Oborishte str. from 20th to 31st May 2019. The program is entirely in English and is fully synchronized with the requirements of Harvard University. The duration of the sessions will be 2 academic hours (90 minutes) on weekdays, after working hours and 4 academic hours (3 astronomical) on weekends.

More information about the course can be found here, as well as on ILAC’s official website. Inquiries to the organizers can be sent by email to office@ilac.eu or by phone +359877772602. The deadline for registration is May 10, 2019. For Early bird registrations before 14 April 2019 – 25% discount on the course price.