Unit description

The global information infrastructure continues to have a dramatic impact on our social, economic and political institutions. This course considers the legal and policy issues posed by computer technology, the Internet and network economics.

Unit content

Topic 1: Information society & the governance of Cyberspace
Topic 2: Jurisdiction and dispute settlement
Topic 3: Trademarks and Domain Names
Topic 4: Digital copyright: The digital distribution of music
Topic 5: Patent protection for software and internet business methods
Topic 6: Internet content regulation
Topic 7: The right to privacy
Topic 8: Cybercrime
Topic 9: E-Commerce Issues and the Creative Commons

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.