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2010/2011  KAN-CMJ_J65  Internet Law in a Business Context

English Title
Internet Law in a Business Context

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
Pending schedule: Week 36-41,43-50: Monday 11:40-13:20
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law
Course Coordinator
Andrej Savin - as.jur@cbs.dkSecretary Susie Lund Hansen - slh.jur@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Business Law
  • Information Systems

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and case-studies. Thorough preparation and in-class participation is expected.

After pursuing the course, the student should:
• Gain good understanding of basic Internet law problems.
• Be able to critically analyze international and basic American and EU documents and distinguish them from national regulation.
• Learn to critically asses national legal solutions and place them in the context of broader debate on the subject.
• Be able to coherently present arguments and demonstrate insight and understanding of the problems inherent in the focus of the course.
• Be able to put real-world problems in a legal context and provide well-grounded solutions.
No prerequisites but some knowledge of business/commercial law an advantage.
4 hours, all aids allowed (open book)
Exam Period Winter Term
Written exam, 4 hours, all aids allowed (open book). Students may bring their own computers. Ordinary assessment.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

In the era of digital economy, there is an increasing need to understand the legal implications that electronic contracts, email, websites and other IT phenomena have in a business context. Familiarity with basic concepts of internet/IT law and the context in which they are relevant is useful both for businesses and for policymakers.

The purpose of the course is therefore to teach the students how to approach the problems and think about them from a comparative rather than purely national perspective. The course offers the opportunity to look at various sources: international (such as UNCITRAL Model Laws or Cybercrime Convention), American (case law, DMCA), European (regulations, directives, ECJ cases, policy documents) and national (national e-commerce law).

The course is not meant to give a comprehensive overview of Information technology law (although it does teach its basic features). Instead, it will look at a selection of topics that represent the most hotly debated issues in modern IT law: governance, IP, jurisdiction and privacy.


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