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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Sugden; Ms Vanitha Karean (Malaysia)


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 regulate 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.


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
  • 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: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Gerald Acquaah-Gaisie

Contact hours

3 hours per week on-campus and/or intensive mode over summer (both 39 hours in total)




BTC3640, BTF3641, LAW7213