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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.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 28615

Tue Apr 06 - Sat Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below
May 15 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jun 26 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Izelde van Jaarsveld

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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 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.

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

In Progress

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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Registration is currently open for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

The sneak preview for the Fall 2021 term starts Fri, May 21 at 8:30 am (PDT).

Students may register for Fall 2021 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, May 26 at 9:00 am (PDT).

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