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2022/2023  KAN-CBUSO1002U  EU Internet Law

English Title
EU Internet Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BUS Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Jan Trzaskowski - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 17-05-2022

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • describe and discuss central legal issues relating to EU Internet law,
  • identify concrete legal issues in concrete situations and suggest relevant legal solutions,
  • Analyse legal problems based on relevant sources of law.
  • Reflect on the law and its purpose
Course prerequisites
Can not be taken by cand.merc.jur-students due to overlap with mandatory courses.
EU Internet Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance, see also the rules about examination forms in the programme regulations.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Students can submit the same synopsis or they can choose to submit a revised synopsis.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course focuses on EU law relevant for the Internet with particular focus on e-business in the Internal Market. The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of how EU law and the Internal Market works in the context of the Internet. It equips students with constructive skills and vocabularies, providing the fundamental insights for critically assessing the role of policies and legal frameworks in a world where digitalization is key to business success.

The course comprises at least the following topics:

- Introduction to EU Law and sources of law
- The EU Internal Market

- Processing of personal data

- Copyright
- Marketing

- Contracting and performance of contractual obligations
- Redress, including dispute settlement.

Description of the teaching methods
Case-based teaching with focus on dialogue and discussions to encourage critical thinking. The aim is to support understanding and application of the curriculum. The students will in groups prepare cases, exercises, judgments etc. that are presented and discussed in class. Preparation for and active participation in class will improve the learning outcome for all students.

This course also aims to discuss how students can be compassionate in society while competitive in business, think critically and constructive when collaborating, and also understand and address important ethical and legal dilemmas.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback between students and teachers is a natural and important part of interactive teaching that aim to encourage critical thinking. Exercises and feedback-questions will be used systematically in class to test students’ understanding as well as their ability to apply the curriculum in concrete situations. Answers from the students—as well as their questions raised during class—is used by the teachers to provide collective, oral feedback and guide students. The learning outcome of feedback depends on the student’s preparation for and participation in the teaching. Students may also take advantage of consultation/office hours (available only from full-time teachers in periods where they have teaching activities).
Student workload
Attending class session 36 hours
Reading and preparing for in-class discussion 96 hours
Preparation for cases 50 hours
Exam and preparation for individual exams 24 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

The literature can be changed before the semester starts. Students are advised to find the final literature on Canvas before they buy the books.


  • Trzaskowski et al., Introduction to EU Internet Law (3rd edition, Ex Tuto 2022)
Last updated on 17-05-2022