LEGAL435-19B (HAM)

Cyber Law

15 Points

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
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Paper Description

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An exploration of the impact of various information technologies on current areas of law, including aspects of both the criminal and civil arenas, with special emphasis on intellectual property, copyright, and e-business. There will also be a focus on the development of practical skills, in terms of advanced electronic legal research and exposure to e-education methodologies.

Course work/final examination ratio 1 : 0
Note: Students need basic computer literacy

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Paper Structure

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The teaching component comprises lectures and the compulsory use of the Moodle
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and critically analyse laws regulating the Internet
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  • Develop a deeper understanding in a chosen area relating to information technology and law;
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  • Understand the issues and concepts behind the ongoing development of internet regulation;
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  • Contribute to the paper as producers of knowledge
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Debate
12 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Online Blog Exercise
13 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: Instructions in class
3. Research Paper
11 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Take Home Test
21 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required Readings will be available via Links in Moodle or handed out in class.
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Recommended Readings

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Judge David Harvey internet.law.nz ( Wellington: LexisNexis: 2016) (Revised Fourth edition)
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Online Support

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Online support for this paper is provided via Moodle.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to lecture attendance, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading and internet based research. Students should allow for periods of more-focused research time in the preparation for discussions and assignments. Studnets will also be required to actively participate and complete online activities.

This is a full 15 point 4th year law paper, therefore considerable commitment in time is required in order to do the background reading and research
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: LEGAL103 and LEGAL104 or LAWS103; and LEGAL106 or LAWS106. Basic computer literacy is also required.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: LAWS435

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