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MLL370 - Law and the Internet

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Offering information:

This unit will not be offered from 2014

Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Information Systems, Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Laws students only)

Unit chair:

J Taliadoros


P Jurkovsky (B, X)

Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 3 x 1 hour lectures per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


The unit examines legal regulation of online conduct and communications, and considers whether, and if so, to what degree, new regulatory paradigms are required to deal with the unique features of the online environment. In particular the unit will cover: the nature of the Internet and the World Wide Web; the challenges of protecting intellectual property in cyberspace; online contracting and consumer protection; privacy and security threats posed by the new information technologies and responses to those threats, both legal and technical; internet content regulation; online defamation. Recent common law developments and legislative responses both in Australia and other jurisdictions will be considered.


Written Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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