6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
This unit will introduce 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 issues such as jurisdiction, internet governance, electronic contracting, content regulation and copyright. There will be sufficient flexibility to examine new issues as they arise.
At the successful completion of this Unit, students will be able to:
- Critically analyse the law relating to the Internet, demonstrating sophisticated awareness of the theoretical and policy concerns underpinning key areas of comparative cyberlaw;
- Demonstrate cognitive and creative skills in approaching complex legal and policy problems relating to the application of selected areas of the law to the Internet;
- Communicate effectively, appropriately and persuasively on issues relating to the application of law and policy to the Internet;
- Provide and make use of feedback to assess their own capabilities and performance and to support personal and professional development.
Attendance requirement: Students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes in this unit (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to severe illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration with supporting documentation.
Class participation: 20%
Take home exam (4000 words): 80%
Students are required to attend 36 hours of lectures over the duration of this semi-intensive unit.
The unit timetable link below is not applicable to this unit.
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For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: