units

LAW5336

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7213

Synopsis

This unit focuses on the law, regulation and governance of the Internet. It includes analysis of the technical nature of the Internet and contemporary theories of Internet law. The legal issues covered include jurisdiction, copyright, censorship, defamation, privacy and Internet domain names. The content of the unit changes to reflect current developments in Internet law, regulation and governance.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to Internet law, regulation and governance with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to
  • Conduct research in Internet law, regulation and governance based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to Internet law, regulation and governance.

Assessment

Research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)