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Level: Upper year

Class Schedule

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Description:

Seminar analyzing the legal challenges posed by the Internet to the traditional commercial legal framework. Topics include intellectual property issues, online contracts, digital signatures, taxation, securities regulation and the provision of online legal services.

This course examines the legal and policy issues relating to e-commerce from a comparative, global perspective with an emphasis on Canadian developments. It covers wide range of issues involving how national governments regulate the technology of internet and how private citizens’ rights relating to internet are protected. Issues to be canvassed include privacy and personal data, internet jurisdiction, regulation of internet marketing, issues in electronic transactions, internet governance, domain name business models and disputes, intellectual property challenges for new business models, legal issues raised by cloud computing, as well as net neutrality and telecom regulation.

Classes will include brief mini-case study modelled on the business school case study approach. Students will consider the fact pattern, briefly partner to discuss potential responses, and then engage in a class-wide discussion. The case study will be followed by a seminar/lecture format that will include lectures, discussion, and guest lecturers.

The class is currently scheduled as an in-person seminar. If in-person classes are not permitted in January 2021, the class will be offered using distance learning technologies with real-time synchronous online video lectures, class discussion, and guest lecturers.

Teaching Method:

Lecture

Additional information on the teaching method delivered in this class:

The class is currently scheduled as an in-person seminar. If in-person classes are not permitted in January 2021, the class will be offered using distance learning technologies with real-time synchronous online video lectures, class discussion, and guest lecturers.

Additional Requirements or Recommendations:

No pre-requisites for this course. A technical background or expertise in technology is not required.

Materials Used:

All readings will be posted to the course website. No book purchase required.

Method of Evaluation


 

Other Type of Evaluation:

Evaluation method will be a combination of class participation (20%), class presentation or short written assignment (30%) and a short paper of 15-20 pages (50%). The class presentations and papers will be scoped taking into account that this is a short January term semester course.

The paper does not meet the major paper requirements.

 

Final Exams:

Exam type: None

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Method of evaluation for graduate students:

Final paper expected to be longer in length than JD students.