Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Explores the regulatory system which aims to protect rights and resolve disputes that the legal system is being forced to consider and to respond to the problems thrown up by the use and abuse of computer technology. Discusses the present responses in order to give accurate advice to the computer industry and its users and of the uses to which information technology as management systems can be put in our courts, legal offices, and legal information retrieval systems.

Unit content

Topic 1 Information society and the governance of cyberspace
Topic 2 Information technology and the internet in legal practice
Topic 3 Jurisdiction and dispute settlement
Topic 4 Digital copyright via case study: The digital distribution of music and film
Topic 5 Other intellectual property rights: Trademarks and domain names, patents and internet business methods
Topic 6 Technology contracts
Topic 7 Electronic transactions
Topic 8 Regulation of other internet content
Topic 9 Privacy
Topic 10 Computer crime

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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