The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

LAWS5039

Units

10 units

Level

5000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides students with coherent and advanced knowledge of different areas of internet law, such as copyright protection of content online, software and databases, domain names, consumer protection, intermediary liability, privacy, and jurisdiction and choice of law issues.

It discusses the recent developments in this dynamic field of law, challenges it faces, and future perspectives. Keeping in mind the international nature of internet, comparison is made between Australian and foreign (European, US) laws, policies and debates in the field.


Availability

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the main legal principles, rules, legislation and case authorities of Internet law in Australia and other jurisdictions.

2. Demonstrate a critical capacity to use legal analysis and synthesis skills to resolve legal problems in the Internet law area; develop strategies to deal with Internet law problems and issues and be able to generate solutions to legal problems and issues;

3. Understand and discuss coherently and critically the broad policy underpinnings of Internet law;

4. Demonstrate high level skills in legal research and analysis in respect of a complex legal policy question, and the capacity to deliver timely and engaging policy advice that question by using modern technological solutions.


Content

The topics in this course include:

  1. Internet functioning, internet players and debates on internet regulation
  2. Online content and copyright protection
  3. Trademark protection and enforcement online
  4. Domain names and online dispute resolution
  5. Prohibited content online
  6. Intermediary liability for copyright infringements and defamation
  7. Mass-market agreements and consumer protection online
  8. Personal data protection and privacy
  9. Jurisdiction and choice of law in online cases
  10. Cybercrime

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.


Assumed knowledge

Nil


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Video presentation

Online Learning Activity: Online discussion forum

Written Assignment: Final take-home assignment

Quiz: Online Quizes


Contact hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term

This course is delivered completely online.