Upon completion of this course, the student will have acquired knowledge of:
• Digital contracts and use of technology for negotiating, entering into and checking compliance with contracts
• Rules on sales of digital goods and services
• Consumer protection and fair marketing online
• Subject matter of copyright and related rights, as well as system of international treaties for protecting copyright
• Protection of computer databases and computer programs
• Core issues in privacy and data protection, with focus on lawfulness of processing of personal data under GDPR
• Regulation of cybersecurity obligations
• Regulation of online platforms, including rules on net neutrality, intermediary liability and cross-border content portability
• Legal challenges posed by emerging and new technologies
Upon completion of this course, the student will have learned how to:
• recognize core issues stemming from the use of digital services;
• identify core problems related to offering goods and services online;
• provide advice on digital contracting;
• recognize subject matter subject to copyright and trademark protection, and understand the general scope of exclusive rights conferred on owners;
• provide advice on lawful use of computer databases and computer programs;
• give advice on legal basis for processing of personal data under GDPR;
• apply legal methodology to recognize problems stemming from use of new technologies.
The course will contain the following topics:
• Digital contracts. Sale of digital goods and services.
• Consumer protection and fair marketing of products online.
• Copyright. Subject matter and scope of protection. Exclusive rights. Scope of international treaties.
• Protection of computer programs. Database protection.
• Trademark law. Digital branding.
• Introduction to privacy. GDPR. Personal data. Core terms.
• The legal basis for processing of personal data under GDPR.
• Digital platforms. Liability rules and intermediary liability. Net neutrality and cross-border content portability.
Required prerequisite knowledge
At least 50 credits in legal subjects and further be able to refer to knowledge in Legal Method.
Eksamen / vurdering
Individual written exam
A - F
There will be one written assignment which the students must hand in in order to be allowed to take the final exam. The assignments will be discussed in class later on.
Method of work
Videos 2 hours - for introduction and expectation regulation, and for repetition purposes
Reading of curriculum 72 hours - everyone has to read the specified curriculum before class
Lectures 36 hours
Group work/ written assignment 32 hours (work in groups, individual hand-ins, review in class)
Self-study 80 hours
Exam 18 hours
Administrative work 10 hours
Business Law, Master's Degree Programme
Students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the course first in an early dialogue, and then in a written course evaluation at the end of the course.
The syllabus can be found in Leganto