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BLAW 3205 - Internet and IT Law

Business Law Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 44287

Tue Jan 04 - Sat Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 26 Sat Online
Feb 12 Sat 13:30 - 14:30 Online SE06 Rm. 206
Mar 26 Sat 13:30 - 14:30 Online SE06 Rm. 206


Izelde van Jaarsveld

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course requires all students to write their midterms and final exam in person at the above dates/times/locations.. 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. 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
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

BLAW 3205 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. E-commerce
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  2. Social Media and Digital Marketing
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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


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