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MLL370 - Law and the Internet

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2014 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Offering information:

Not offered in 2014

Enrolment modes:
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 classes per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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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