Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Term 2 2015 (Day)


Quota applies

The unit can be taken by a maximum of 45 students (due to limited facilities and method of teaching).


This unit introduces students to comparative analysis of the law and social issues arising from the use of the Internet for commerce, education and entertainment. The unit will address complex legal and policy issues in areas such as jurisdiction, Internet governance, electronic contracting, content regulation and copyright. There will be sufficient flexibility to examine new issues as they arise.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding of the law relating to the internet, demonstrating sophisticated awareness of the theoretical and policy concerns underpinning key areas of comparative cyberlaw;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information concerning the application of selected areas of the law to the Internet;
  • conduct research into issues relating to the application of comparative law and policy to the Internet; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to solve complex problems relating to technology, law and policy.


Class participation with a written paper (1500 words): 20%
One research assignment (6000 words): 80%

Workload requirements

Students are required to attend 36 hours of lectures over the duration of this semi-intensive unit.

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