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Internet and IT Law BLAW 3205

Business Law Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This practical course is for BCIT Computing and Business students who want to learn about laws and policies applicable to the Internet and information technology, as well as intellectual property rights. Topics covered in this course include the following: copyright, patents, trade secret, trademarks, domain names, cybercrime, privacy, e-commerce and online contracts, and online advertising.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BLAW 3205 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 35695


Tue Sep 06 - Sat Nov 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 35695
  • $527.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 26 N/A N/A Online
Oct 13 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Burnaby
Nov 24 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Burnaby

Joao Molinari

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define basic components of the Canadian legal system.
  • Analyze and discuss legal cases.
  • Define and describe copyright.
  • Define and describe patent and trade secrets.
  • Define and describe trademark.
  • Explain and analyze the legal issues surrounding domain names.
  • Identify and apply the laws applicable to e-commerce and online contracts.
  • Explain the different categories of computer crimes (cybercrimes).
  • Define and discuss online defamation and available defences.
  • Explain and discuss the legal issues surrounding privacy and online privacy.
  • Explain and discuss legal issues relating to online advertising.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Internet and IT Law (BLAW 3205) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Design and Development
    Diploma Full-time
  2. E-commerce
    Associate Certificate Part-time

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Full-Stack Web Development
    Diploma Full-time


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