Module Leader: Dr Maureen Mapp
Teaching and assessment (2014): TBC, Essay - 6,000 words
Cyberlaw encompasses a range of examples and issues that are being faced by existing legal regulation and social norms. The law is responding to developments and new challenges such as cybercrime, twitter injunctions, privacy, social media uses and abuses, internet governance, online intellectual property rights, domain hijacking & cyber-squatting and digital property claims to name a few. Cyber-interaction now plays a significant role in everyday activity.
This module considers four broad areas using relevant examples:
- Cyber-control: Internet Governance, the problem of jurisdiction and, what is cyberspace?
- Cyber-property including digital rights, ownership and intellectual property
- Cyber-rights including privacy, cyber-racism and defamation
- Cybercrime including hacking and computer misuse; Convention on Cybercrime
Modules and Courses are constantly updated and under review. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that a module may not be offered in any particular year, for instance because a member of staff is on study leave or too few students opt for it. The University of Birmingham reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.