This course will teach you how European law regulates information technologies (IT) and, particularly, the Internet. After an introduction into European IT an Internet Law, the course will address a series of specific themes and issues, which have been addressed by the European legislator and the European Court of Justice. Themes may include:
Copyright in a digital environment
Online privacy and data protection
Online consumer protection
Objectives of the course:
To provide insights into ways in which various areas of European law regulate information technologies and the Internet
To discuss new legal developments in European IT and Internet law
To thoroughly analyse a particular area of European IT and Internet law
To obtain in-depth knowledge about particular areas of European IT and Internet law
To critically review developments in European IT and Internet law
To provide a thorough written analysis of a particular legal area in European IT and Internet law
To cooperate with fellow students on a written assignment
See: www.leidenuniv.nl/rechten/osi/wg. This course will lectured in the first and second semester.
Mode of instruction
Number of (2 hour) lectures: seven
Names of lecturers: Prof. Simone van der Hof and several selected guest lecturers
Required preparation by students: reading the obligatory study materials on BlackBoard
Written exam (open book)
Written group assignment
Areas to be tested within the exam The exam will address the subjects discussed in the course. Students need to study the lectures as well as the required reading material on BlackBoard.
Relevant information on this course, including required study materials, is available on Blackboard.
Obligatory course materials
Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.
Coordinator: Prof. Simone van der Hof
Work address: KOG, Steenschuur 25, Leiden, room B3.29
Institution: Meta Juridica
Division: eLaw@Leiden, Centre for Law and the Information Society
Room number secretariat: B3.30
Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 8838