MLL444 - Special Topics in Cyber Law


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2021.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


Must have completed 8 law units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)
  • Online independent learning (pre-recorded material) (totalling 27 hours)
  • 3 x 1 hour e-seminars (live-streamed with recording provided)
  • 1 x 3 hour revision classes (live-streamed with recordings provided)


This unit examines distinct aspects of law and how that body of law is affected by the advent of the internet. Students will be introduced to the basics of internet governance. Then, a substantial portion of the unit deals with intellectual property and the internet, particularly copyright piracy. Another portion of the course will look at privacy law, particularly the doctrine of breach of confidence to remedy invasions to personal privacy. Students will also be introduced to the data protection regime. Additional topics will be canvassed that relate to current events.   

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Students must submit all assessment tasks

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