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IT Contract Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
IT Contract 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: KI670
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 examination

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI670 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course
PIBWN55 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course
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

[updated 02.02.2007]
Learning outcomes:
This course aims to teach students those legal issues that are of significance when drawing up a contract. In addition to covering general principles, the course will also examine aspects of special interest for contracts in the software industry.
By analysing discussions of court judgments, students will become acquainted with legal thought processes and legal arguments and will be able to understand the formulations used in individual contract clauses.

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module content:
-        General information on contracts and declarations of intent
-        Forms of contract as provided for by the German Civil Code (BGB)
-        Software contracts, project contracts
-        Important provisions, General Terms and Conditions
-        Patent and proprietary rights
-        Data protection and privacyConcluding contracts via the internet

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
WESTPHALEN, Friedrich Graf von: Vertragsrecht und AGB-Klauselwerke. CH Beck Verlag. 19. Auflage 2007
ZAHRNT, Christoph: Richtiges Vorgehen bei Verträgen über ITLeistungen. - Ein Ratgeber für Auftragnehmer und Auftraggeber-. dpunkt Verlag. 2. Auflage 2005.
Gesetzestexte, BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch):

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
WS 2007/08, WS 2006/07, SS 2005
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