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 movie "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:
- Research, evaluate and apply the fundamental legal principles of information technology law covered in the course
- 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
- Evaluate social implications of Information technology law when analysing domestic primary and secondary sources to produce solutions to legal problems
- Undertake research in the area of Information Technology law and present findings using a variety of materials to a range of audiences
- Participation in class discussion (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- A compulsory written essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- A compulsory final examination (40) [LO 1,2,3]
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Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
There is no prescribed textbook for this course. Readings/E brick will be made available on Wattle two weeks prior to the course commencement date.
Information Technology Law (9th edition) author, Ian J. Lloyd.
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