LW5672 - Introduction to Information Law

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The increasing role of technology in humanity raises constant major challenges to law in a variety of moral, theoretical and doctrinal dimensions. The purpose of this course is to discuss the interface of law, technology and networked communication platforms. The course examines legal aspects of the Internet and digital technologies with emphasis on the creative industries. Topics to be discussed include: legal regulation of search engines, liability for online copyright infringement, ISPs and third parties liability, net neutrality, digital cultural preservation, online privacy and new business models for content distribution.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Examination: 100%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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