Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3188: Internet Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks)
Dr Robin Pierce (Lecturer)
LAW1004 The Law of Contract; LAW2103 EU Law
|Available via distance learning|
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.