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:1. Research, evaluate and apply the fundamental legal principles of information technology law covered in the course
2. Evaluate case law, legislation and scholarly writing in the area of Information technology law and communicate solutions to legal problems using both written and oral communication
3. Evaluate social implications of Information technology law when analysing domestic primary and secondary sources to produce solutions to legal problems
4. Undertake research in the area of Information Technology law and present findings using a variety of materials to a range of audiences
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.
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