Course details


AUP-L FaVU AUP-L Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 1 credits

Current academic year

The course prepares for practical situations that artistic/design practice necessarily brings. It is often necessary to make decisions quickly - at such a moment it is good to be able to orient yourself quickly.

Sometimes you will have a license or work contract on the table with a client, manufacturer, gallery or employer. Or you will want to treat the conditions of cooperation in advance. How do you deal with these situations, how do you understand the contracts for how to negotiate them?

You may want to start your own brand. What does it involve?

You may find that your work is arbitrarily borrowed by someone else. Or you may want to use another author's work for your work. When do you need his consent? How can you defend yourself when someone uses your work without your consent?

Together we will address specifically the following topics, for example:

- How can I treat the terms of cooperation in advance?
- How to write and negotiate a license?
- What license fee can I want? One-time or a percentage of the profit?
- Do I have any rights if I haven't signed a contract?
- What can I do if I need to protect my work?
- When can I legally use another author's work? (And what is the difference between inspiration and plagiarism?)
- How do I protect my design or brand?
- How to start your own brand?
- Etc.

We will also discuss specific experiences of students and learn from cases of copyright disputes that have occurred in our country or abroad.


Language of instruction




Time span

  • 4 hrs lectures
  • 4 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn the basics of working with legal texts (legal norms), the basics of copyright, the creation of licenses and work contracts. They will understand the basics of copyright, licenses, and works contracts. They will acquire the ability to negotiate conditions and defend against misuse of the work.

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to prepare students for artistic and design practice. Show them how relationships work with those they will create for, who will produce their design, with whom they will work or exhibit. The course will cover the areas of creative practice in freelance work, in employment and in the creative team.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Study literature

  • Zákon č. 121/2001 Sb., o právu autorském, o právech souvisejících s právem autorským a o změně některých zákonů (autorský zákon) – edice ÚZ (dostupné ve většině knihkupectví nebo text zákona online)
  • PRCHAL P.: Limity autorskoprávní ochrany. Praha: Leges, 2016, 272 s.
  • KOUKAL P.: Právní ochrana designu – průmyslové vzory, autorská díla. Praha: Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2012. 156 s.
  • DAVID I.: Filmové právo. Autorskoprávní Perspektiva. Praha: Nová beseda, 2015, 239 s.

Fundamental literature

  • SRSTKA J. a kol., Autorské právo a práva související. Vysokoškolská učebnice, Praha: Leges, 2017, 416s.

Progress assessment

Credit is awarded on the basis of active participation in both blocks of thematic lectures / workshops.

Teaching methods and criteria

Teaching is based on a combination of frontal lectures and practical exercises (workshops), in which the acquired knowledge is consolidated through active learning.

Controlled instruction

Active participation in both blocks of lectures / workshops is required.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Elective
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