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Internet and the Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Internet and the Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI651
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI651 (P221-0061) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
KIB-REII (P221-0061) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
KIB-REII (P221-0061) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
MAB. Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN60 (P221-0061) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-REII (P221-0061) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
RA Cordula Hildebrandt
RA Cordula Hildebrandt

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be familiar with the legal issues that are of significance when creating, maintaining and hosting a website.
They will be able to answer questions pertaining to general topics such as the application of law to the internet, copyright infringement and intellectual property rights, as well as to more advanced topics such as e-commerce, distance selling, concluding contracts via the internet, internet security and data protection and privacy. They will be capable of demonstrating what they have learned using examples and relevant legal judgments.
Students will be able to assess the applicability of the relevant regulations and laws in this area and use this knowledge to clarify new issues.

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Module content:
1. The website
1.1 Domain name law
     a) Address allocation
     b) Requirements relating to potential infringements of trademark law
1.2 Impressum (site information required under German law)
     a) Mandatory information
     b) Requirements under German employment law
2. Concluding contracts via the Internet
2.1 Formal requirements
2.2 Offer and acceptance
2.3 General terms and conditions
2.4 Appeals
3. Patent and proprietary rights
3.1 Application of law
3.2 Copyright laws
3.3 Trademark law
4. Security
4.1 Electronic signatures
4.2 Watermarks
5. Data protection and privacy

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Recommended or required reading:   Gesetzestexte  
Navigation bar: Studentenwelt -> Skripten -> A. Zivilrecht   
Navigation bar: Lehre -> Materialien -> Skriptum Internet-Recht

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20, SS 2019, WS 2018/19, SS 2018, ...
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