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BLAW 3205 - Internet and IT Law

Business Law Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course is aimed at BCIT Computing and Business students. Participants will review the laws and regulations that apply to the Internet and information technology.They also look at how to engage intellectual property rights, law and regulation to protect intellectual effort. Topics include privacy, private data collection, property (IP/DRM), security, gambling, ethics, and the internet of things/everything (IoT). Data, patents, trademarks, domain names, copyright, linking, meta-tags, online contracts, online advertising and marketing will also be discussed. Students receive an overview of law in the modern marketplace, via a series of non-cumulative exercises, and a role play exercise.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$484.40

Spring/Summer 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 28615

Tue Apr 09 - Sat Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online
May 18 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205
Jun 29 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Online SE06 Rm. 205

Instructor

Dean Palmer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$484.40

Notes

  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 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 in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 65445

Tue Apr 09 - Sat Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online
May 18 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Distance SE06 Rm. 205
Jun 29 Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Distance SE06 Rm. 205

Instructor

Dean Palmer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$484.40

Notes

  1. 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
  2. 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 and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Identify basic components of the Canadian legal system:

  • Describe the structure of the Canadian legal system including the three branches of government.
  • Define legal terms relevant to the Internet.
  • Describe the differences between civil and common law legal systems, and also between common law and statute.

Asses a legal case:

  • Identify the important facts of a legal case.
  • Identify the most important legal issues.
  • Describe the relevant legal test.
  • Apply the relevant legal test to the facts.

Describe how to protect a trade secret.

Describe how to acquire and protect a trademark:

  • Define a trademark.
  • Search online to determine if a trademark is available.
  • Describe how to register a trademark in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
  • Describe how to protect a trademark under common law.

Determine, in the context of the Internet, the likely winner in a conflict over trademarks:

  • Identify the rights of two or more entities to a trademark.
  • Select the entity with stronger rights to a trademark.

Determine, for a given set of facts related to the Internet, whether copyright infringement has occurred or not:

  • Identify what is copyrightable on the Internet.
  • Describe the legal test for copyright protection on the Internet.
  • Describe how to mark creative works with appropriate copyright notices.

Determine when patent protection may be appropriate for an online business:

  • Define the legal requirements for an online business method patent.
  • Apply the legal requirements for an online business method patent to a hypothetical situation.

Assess, in the context of the Internet, the likely winner in a conflict over domain names:

  • Describe how to obtain both geographic and generic domain names.
  • Apply the rules for priority over domain names.
  • Conclude on which entity has priority over a domain name.

Describe important clauses in a license agreement for web site content, an Internet access agreement, a web site development contract and a web site hosting agreement.

Determine the legal causes of action (basis for suing) available for a given set of facts:

  • Describe the legal liability for the activities of linking, framing and the use of meta-tags.
  • Identify areas of liability for Internet service providers.
  • Describe the legal test for defamation in Canada and the US.
  • Identify illegal content for web sites.
  • Describe appropriate legal notices for limiting liability for various types of web sites.
  • Select the best causes of action for a particular hypothetical situation.
  • Conclude on the likely outcome of a cause of action.

Identify essential components of online contracts.

Determine, for a given set of facts, which jurisdiction applies.

Effective as of Winter 2008

Related Programs

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

School of Business

  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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Spring/Summer 2019

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If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Cyberlaw (180 Days)
Author Craig
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2013
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13307-286-0
Price $34.95
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Cyberlaw
Author Craig
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13256-087-0
Price $229.50
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