Law in the Information Age 2.0
Area of Study
Government, Intelligence Studies, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, Public Policy Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
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.