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LAW2301 e-Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Law


Pre-requisite: (Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or BABL or BBBL or BCBL & Co-requisite: LAW1201) or (Students must be enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501) or (All other Students: Pre-requisite LAW1101)

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>.


This course introduces students to the law as it relates to the Internet and in particular e-commerce. It examines key legal areas that are relevant to the establishment or use of a website. The areas covered include regulatory models, jurisdiction, consumer protection, copyright, domain name disputes, patents, privacy, content regulation (for example, censorship) and also electronic crime. In each area the application of existing legal principles to e-commerce as well as the newly developed 'cyberlaw' principles will be examined. In some of these areas of law the growth in e-commerce has outstripped the growth in the law. In these areas we will identify the legal issues and look at any proposed laws that seek to clarify these new issues. Students must have access to the Internet to complete this course. This course is particularly useful to students who are involved in developing websites or dealing with websites either from a legal, marketing, or information technology point of view.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba