Learning objectives of this course:
- The student can analyze the influence the three characteristics of the Internet (internationalization (including issues regarding jurisdiction), dematerialization and technological turbulence) have in a given case.
- The student can analyze the role of Internet intermediaries (such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), evaluate the liability regime applicable to those intermediaries and draw conclusions for improvements.
- The student is able to analyze and evaluate a case both from a multidisciplinary (taking into account different scientific disciplines) and comparative perspective (online vs. offline as well as different legal systems).
- The student can make sense of the fragmented EU regulatory framework in the field of law and electronic commerce and is able to explain and analyse what causes this fragmentation and the problems deriving from it.
- The student is able to reflect upon the problems that arise because of different applicable legal frameworks with different scopes of application.
- The student can distinguish the different phases of electronic contracting and can apply the legislation applicable to electronic contracting.
- The student can explain the EU legal landscape regarding net neutrality, online advertising and behavioural targeting.
- The student can explain the different forms of electronic signatures and their status in the EU legal framework.
Skills objectives of this course:
1. The student is able to participate in discussions.
2. Students are able to perform as a group, forming, presenting and defending an opinion.
3. The student is able to draft website terms and conditions.
4. The student is able to review an EU-wide e-commerce website step-by-step for compliance with the different legal regimes
Assignment 1: Group position paper and Pecha Kucha presentation. (1/3 exam grade) (individual resit opportunity only in case of active group participation)
Assignment 2: Drafting of Website user terms and conditions. It is obligatory to submit an assignment to be able to take part in the exam. If you pass the assignment, you will receive a 0,5 bonus. (no resit opportunity)
STUDENTS CAN ONLY TAKE PART IN THE EXAM IF THEY PARTICIPATED IN THE GROUP ASSIGNMENT AND HANDED IN THE INDIVIDUAL SECOND ASSIGNMENT.
Written exam (2/3 exam grade)
Resit written exam (grades of the assignments will be included in the calculation of the final grade)
- Group presentations Presence obligatory!
- Second Lecture of Prof. Moerel: This lecture is not only a lecture but also the official review of the assignment, there will be no other option to get insight in / feedback
to your second assignment.
AT THE EXAM STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO BRING REGULAR DICTIONARIES (NON-LEGAL AND WITHOUT ANY ANNOTATIONS).