|Information Technology Law - JURD7331|
The general subject matter of the course is how law deals with the use of information technology,with a specific focus on computer networks, or 'cyberspace' (of which the Internet is the largest and best-known component). The legal content is based on domestic law (Australia and New South Wales), but the international nature of cyberspace requires a consistently broader view as well.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Prior computing experience or knowledge is not required for this course, except that students will have to acquire the necessary skills to use the subject’s internet resources - ie use of e-mail and use of the world-wide-web. Students should obtain their own e-mail account before the course starts.
The objectives of the course are:
Topics covered include:
Research essay (50%)
End-of-session take-home problem assignment (50%)