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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.
Students must submit email 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. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade. Is online learning for you? Please take a look at our FAQ pages www.bcit.ca/distance/faq.shtml and www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml
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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
BLAW 3205 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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