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LAW6136   E-Commerce Law   (15 credits)

Year Running: 2016/2017
Credit level: F7


This module will address the legal regulation of electronic commerce. This is an important area of the law due to the growing influence of e-commerce for both business and consumers. The module will first discuss the legal challenges raised by e-commerce and the attempts to address these, inter alia, by looking at Internet Governance, the jurisdictional challenge of the internet as well as online dispute resolution. The module will then focus on e-contracts, by looking at both business-to-business and business-to-consumer contracts. The module then particularly focusses on the role and regulation of internet intermediaries (including key entities such as Google, eBay, YouTube) which has led to a number of cases recently, including diverging interpretations of the E-Commerce Directive in Member States. Finally, the module will address intellectual property as specifically applied to information technology.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 138.0
Seminar 12.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S2