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BLAW 3205 - Internet and IT Law

Business Law Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$494.29

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 35695

Tue Sep 08 - Sat Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Online
Oct 15 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance Online Delivery
Nov 26 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance Online Delivery

Instructor

Izelde Van Jaarsveld

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$494.29

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 46239

Tue Sep 08 - Sat Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 28 Online
Oct 15 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance Online Delivery
Nov 26 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance Online Delivery

Instructor

Joao Molinari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$494.29

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  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.
  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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