The course looks at the intersection of Information Technology with law. Five broad subject areas have been identified within which this intersection is explored: from the impact of digital content, through the challenges and opportunities of a vastly more interconnected, perhaps "borderless" society. Anyone who was intrigued by the move "The Social Network" will be interested in this course.
The 5 areas of study are:
- information technology and intellectual property;
- computer crime and evidence; and
- e-commerce and IT contracts.
An important component of the course is the cultivation of an understanding of the technology underlying information technology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, students who have successfully completed all of the requirements will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Explain, distinguish and apply the fundamental legal principles of information technology law covered in the course;
2. Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and apply the critical thinking required to bring about solutions to complex legal problems in the area of information technology law;
3. Access, use, interpret and apply a range of domestic primary and secondary legal resources to solve complex problems.
4. Undertake a research project with intellectual independence.
Indicative AssessmentThe assessment scheme will likely consist of the following:
• Participation in class discussion
• A compulsory written essay
• A compulsory final examination
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WorkloadThree contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4200||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|