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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BLAW 3205 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 44287


Wed Jan 03 - Sat Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44287
  • Domestic fees $564.43
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 23 N/A N/A Online
Feb 17 Sat 14:30 - 15:20 Downtown DTC Rm. 810
Mar 23 Sat 14:30 - 15:20 Downtown DTC Rm. 810

Izelde van Jaarsveld

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Students must submit email address when registering. This course requires all students to write their midterms and final exam in person at the above dates/times/locations. 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. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade. This course requires that exams be written in person. If a student is unable to attend exams at the DTC campus, there will be no accommodations made by the instructor but the student may book an exam with a local college or university test centre on a date approved by the department. For details, please contact Please note that the student will be responsible for covering the cost of writing the exam with the Test Centre. REQUIRED TEXT: Brian Craig, Cyberlaw, The Law of the Interent and Information Technology. 1st ed. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-256087-0 Available at the BCIT bookstore in both e-book format and hard copy. Please read pages 15-33 in the course textbook, Cyberlaw for the first week of class online Is online learning for you? Please take a look at our FAQ pages and

Seats Available

5 seats remaining as of Thu December 7, 2023 at 5:28 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

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

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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