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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3188: Internet Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Robin Pierce ()

Pre-requisites

LAW1004 The Law of Contract; LAW2103 EU Law

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

The Internet has been described as a medium that neither is, nor should, nor could be controlled. And yet, legislators undertake efforts to regulate aspects of the Internet’s use. Since there is no transnational framework regulating all Internet transactions, this module tackles select global issues, examining their regulation in various jurisdictions. These include specificities of: online contracts (digital content; e-commerce); intellectual property rights online (geo-blocking; Digital Rights Management); the role and regulation of online intermediaries (social media; online marketplaces); and digital identity and online payments. This module complements other available optional modules, e.g. Intellectual Property, and Technology and Human Rights Law.

Module created

06/02/2020

Last revised

28/01/2022