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LAW2301 e-Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified

Requisites

Pre-requisite: LAW1101 or (Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA & Co-requisite: LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501 or LAW5111)

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 //www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

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, 2016 External