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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3188: Internet Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • introduction to the issues and the concept of Internet law;
  • different issues related to concluding contracts online, specifically online contracts of sale. Among discussed issues: privacy policies; terms of use; digital content; social media; information requirements and provision of information online; non-conformity; right of withdrawal; lack of supply;
  • the role, rights and obligations of online intermediaries, and whether these should differ based on the type of online intermediary (social media, P2P platforms, online marketplaces, Wikimedia, others);
  • an introduction to the digital identity issues and systems of online payments; e-Money Directive; Payment Services Directive; fraudulent transactions; and
  • issues of intellectual property online: copyright law online; geo-blocking; usage restrictions; licenses; fair use; Digital Rights Management; domain names; virtual property

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 X 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities64 x 1.5 hour seminars
Guided independent study42Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study20Seminar preparation
Guided independent study20Formative assessment preparation
Guided independent study40Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).