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Excluded Combination of Modules
- to provide an in-depth study of key legal issues that arise in relation to electronic commerce.
- introcuction to the technological and legal issues that arise in relation to electronic commerce;
- International, European Union and United Kingdom policies and inititatives on electronic commerce law;
- the interrelationship between the common law contract principles and those that are developing for electronic commerce;
- students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the substantive and procedural rules of law relating to both business to business and business to consumer trading via networked computers;
- students will develop a critical understanding of the policy issues that arise with regard to both the above types of trading via networked computers.
- the effect of commercial transactions conducted over the internet in terms of validity and enforcement;
- the effect of EU and UK consumer protection legislation on the validity of transactions between consumers and online sellers;
- the effect of the sales of goods legislation on business-to-business transactions conducted over the internet;
- issues of liability in contract and tort and of jurisdiction with respect to business-to-business and business-to-consumer online transactions;
- intellectual property issues with respect to domain names
- security issues with respect to encryption of personal data and digital signatures
- Students will:
- gain the ability to research, analyse and understand international and UK legal instruments with respect to internet-based commercial transactions.
- gain the ability to apply traditional tenets of contract, commercial and consumer law on internet-based transactions.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- The module will be primarily lecture led, the lecturesâ€™ aim being to impart information and guide students through the material they will have to research and analyse. Exercises available on DUO will allow the self-assessment of the studentsâ€™ understanding of the material and will prepare them for the summative assessment that will consist of a 3000 word assessed essay and a one and a half hour exam, each weighing 50% of the final mark. The relevant learning outcomes will be achieved through:
- Monitoring the studentâ€™s understanding of the material and providing additional guidance where necessary;
- Enabling students to develop a critical view of the material covered through assessed formative essays and discussion-led lectures.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||Weekly, interspersed with several reading weeks
|Preparation and reading time
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
One assignment of approximately 1500 words in Epiphany Term.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University