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BTX5121 - Information technology law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Paul Sugden


Os-chi-bei First semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
Os-chi-bei Second semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


This subject will address the legal issues that arise from the ease and manner in which information can now be transmitted and accessed by the Internet. The legal framework for the use of the Internet in business and commerce will be explored. Particular legal aspects to be studied will include contract law, intellectual property (including copyright law), privacy issues, criminal aspects and security concerns.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify and analyse the international agreements establishing the Internet
  • analyse and apply the laws affecting Internet business transactions to a range of commercial situations
  • identify and analyse the legal risks and liabilities for business arising from the lack of geographical boundaries in the Internet
  • compare and contrast the forms of regulation used by governments to regulate conduct on the Internet
  • identify, analyse and apply the laws providing protection to the Internet itself as a computer program.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours, open book): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week




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