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BLAW 3205 - Internet and IT Law

Business Law Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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

$485.06 - $494.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 35695

Tue Sep 03 - Sat Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 23 Online
Oct 10 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance DTC Rm. 635
Nov 21 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance DTC Rm. 635

Instructor

Lori Becker

Course Outline

Cost

$485.06

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

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 46239

Tue Sep 03 - Sat Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Nov 23 Online
Oct 10 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance DTC Rm. 635
Nov 21 Thu 17:30 - 19:00 Distance DTC Rm. 635

Instructor

Joao Molinari

Course Outline

Cost

$485.06

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

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2020

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

CRN 44287

Tue Jan 07 - Sat Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 28 Online
Feb 15 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205
Mar 28 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205

Instructor

Lori Becker

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$494.09

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. 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 www.bcit.ca/distance/faq.shtml and www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 86672

Tue Jan 07 - Sat Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 28 Online
Feb 15 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205
Mar 28 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205

Instructor

Joao Molinari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$494.09

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. REQUIRED TEXT: Brian Craig, Cyberlaw, The Law of the Internet 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 https://www.bcit.ca/distance/faq.shtml and https://www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

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

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