Introduction to ICT Law 1
FEKT-TUP1Acad. year: 2015/2016
Concept and structure of private law of ICT, legal issues in the use of digital identity, legal institutes of electronic documentation of private legal acting, applicability of intellectual property rights on-line, concept and legal protection of personality (incl. privacy) limitation of liability of information society service providers, internet as a market environment.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to understand basic issues of private-law regulation of the ICT, analyse and resolve particular legal issues of private-law jurisdiction on the internet, analyse and resolve particular legal issues in electronic contracting, analyse and resolve particular legal issues in the use of electronic signatures and analyse and resolve particular problems of intellectual property on-line.
This course is relatively independent on other parts of the programme, so no prerequisites are required.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course consists of lectures, seminars and self-study of electronically provided course materials.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course is concluded upon 5 interactive questionnaires, whereas required is full completion of at least 4 of them.
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to ict law, basic methodlogy
2. Private law jurisdiction on the internet
3. Legal capacity, electronic signatures, electronic serving of documents
4. Electronic documents, electronic contracting, B2B and consumer contracts
5. Software, http code and data as objects of private law regulation, typical contracts
6. Concept of ISP, liability of ISPs, standard contracts
7. Domain names and domain disputes
8. Protection of personal integrity, data protection
9. Web pages and specific forms of liability (linking, deep linking, framing, meta-tagging, plagiarism, illegal assignation of services etc.)
10. Copyright protection of multimedia, digital rights management
11. Internet as a technology market
12. Unfair competition on the internet, spamming
13. Case studies of complex cases of private-law liability
The aim of the course is to provide for an overview of institutes of private law that apply on the use of information and communication technologies in private social relations. The course is divided into thematically distinct parts related to recently emerging issues arising of everyday life of information society including distant electronic contracting (eContracting), basics of protection of intellectual property on-line, privacy protection, legal protection of domain names, liability if information society service providers etc.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Study requirements will be published annually by the guarantor of the course.