Law in the Information Age 2.0

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Law in the Information Age 2.0

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Government, Intelligence Studies, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course will give students an overview of the operation of new media and communications services under Australian law, examining both the legal requirements and the policy reasoning behind the way in which media and communications are regulated.
    Main Topics
    • how laws are made, changed, interpreted and enforced, with cyber crime among the examples
    • laws governing licensing, ownership and control of telecommunications, radio communications and broadcasting enterprises, and whether these laws are appropriate and effective to deal with new technologies and services;
    • electronic commerce and what it means for business, consumers and the community;
    • restrictions on media and online content, including classification and censorship, and regulation of content; and
    • protecting intellectual property and reputation, covering copyright, trademarks, and defamation.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.