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IT, Telecommunications and the Law

Module name (EN): IT, Telecommunications and the Law
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: KI830
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
120-minute written exam
Curricular relevance:
KI830 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
MAM.2.2.21 Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 8, mandatory course
PIM-WN40 Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 2, optional course, not informatics specific
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 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this module students will be able to apply the fundamental legal terminology and legal standards in an everyday IT and telecommunications environment. In addition to general areas such as copyright and patent law, contract law, data protection and customer privacy regulations, students will also be introduced to telecommunications law, software law and internet law that are more specific to the IT and telecommunications fields. Students will be able to analyse the relationships between and the applicability of the different regulations and laws in the field of information technology and by studying relevant examples will learn how to apply them to typical situations.

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module content:
1.        Internet law
1.1        Websites
1.2        Internet domains
1.3        Formal requirements
1.4        Website content: legal considerations
1.5        Example: Online shops
1.6        Copyright laws
1.7        Competition law: Marketing
1.8        Entering into a contract: offer / acceptance
1.9        Links
1.10        Data protection and privacy
1.11        Security: Watermarks, electronic signatures
2.        Telecommunications law
2.1        The Telecommunications Act
2.2        Blanket coverage
2.3        Encouraging competition through regulation
2.4        Frequency regulation
2.5        Licence and frequency allocation

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading: (legal texts, BGB) go to: "Studentenwelt" (lecture notes, civil law) click on: ‘Lehre’, ‘Materialien’, ‘Skriptum Internet-Recht’

[updated 08.05.2008]
Module offered in:
SS 2019, SS 2018, SS 2017, SS 2016, SS 2015, ...
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