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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||evaluate existing and proposed models for Internet governance||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe law and policy regulating the Internet||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically analyse existing and proposed laws regulating the Internet||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||undertake research, writing and advocacy skills in Cyberlaw.||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.