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MLM770 - Law and the Internet

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered in 2015

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Incompatible with: MLL770
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour class 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.


This unit introduces students to the regulatory challenges presented by the internet to more traditional areas of law such as contract, intellectual property and criminal law. In analysing these challenges, it draws on developments in foreign jurisdictions including the United States and Europe, and developments in international law. Topics include; history of the Internet, what it is and its underlying technology; the various services available on the Internet; how the Internet differs from other forms of communication and publication; the competing interests implicated in issues of internet regulation; and how and why the Internet presents challenges to existing legal paradigms.


Written Assignment 1 2500 words 25%, Written Assignment 2 5000 words 50%, Written Assignment 3 2500 words 25%

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