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Information technology law (6 points)


Leader: Mr Paul Sugden

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The ease and manner in which information can now be transmitted, accessed and transacted around the world instantaneously by the interconnection of computers (the Internet); legal methods by which the law has attempted to regulated this 'flow' of information and its use in business and commerce will be explored. Contract law (in particular international and computer contracts), intellectual property (including copyright law) and privacy issues.

Assessment: Assignment (3000 words): 30% + Examination (open book 3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: BTC1110 or 2110 or equivalent

Prohibitions: BTF3641, BTW3641, BTC3644, LAW7213

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