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MLM770 - Law and the Internet

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 or trimester 3

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

D Allen (Trimester 1), J Taliadoros (Trimester 3)

Coordinator:

P Jurkovsky (B, X)

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MLL770
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour lecture per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1178$1178$1178$2839$2908

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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