LEGAL435-20B (HAM)

Cyber Law

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

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Paper Description

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This paper explores the impact of the Internet and other information technologies on different areas of law, including criminal and civil matters. It will also focus on the development of practical knowledge and skills in lectures and assessments.

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Paper Structure

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The teaching component is comprised of a two-hour lecture each week. Due to COVID-19, the lectures for this paper will be delivered online. Lectures will be recorded and made available on Panopto or Moodle. Any live online lectures will be given during the scheduled lecture time.
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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 concepts and issues 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. Oral Presentation
21 Aug 2020
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Blog Exercise
30 Sep 2020
5:00 PM
25
  • Other: Instructions in class
3. Take-home Test
19 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Attendance and Participation
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
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 and other materials will be available via links in Moodle and the Reading List of this paper.

Students should have a copy of or access to Alice Coppard and others, New Zealand Law Style Guide (3rd ed, Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2018)

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Recommended Readings

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Judge David Harvey, internet.law.nz (4th ed, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2016)
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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 spend 150 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. Student will also be required to actively participate and complete online activities.

This is a 15-point 4th year law paper. Therefore considerable commitment in time is required in order to do 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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