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Law and Information Technology in Europe

Course 2014-2015

Please note that the following description of the course is only provisional and therefore subject to change.

Admission requirements

None.

Description

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
  • Electronic signatures
  • Electronic commerce
  • Online privacy and data protection
  • Online consumer protection
  • Online gambling

Course objectives

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

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:

  • 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

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 7
  • Names of lecturers: Prof. Simone van der Hof and several selected guest lecturers
  • Required preparation by students: Reading the obligatory study materials on BlackBoard

Seminars

  • Number of (2 hour) seminars: Not applicable
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Other methods of instruction

  • Description: Not applicable
  • Number of (2 hour) instructions:
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam (open book)
  • Written group assignment

  • Exam and assignment together determine the final grade; the percentage for which they each count will be announced on Blackboard. Partial grades for exam and assignment will lose their validity at the end of the academic year for students who have not passed the course by then.

Submission procedures
Will be announced on Blackboard

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.

Blackboard

Relevant information on this course, including required study materials, is available on Blackboard.Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials
Literature:

  • See Blackboard

Course information guide:

  • None

Reader:

  • See Blackboard

Recommended course materials

  • None

Registration

Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact information

Institution/division

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
  • E-mail: elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

None.