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620085-M-6
Global E-commerce & Internet Liability
Course info
Course module620085-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; Law, Technology, Markets and Society;
Is part of
M Law and Technology
Contact personmr.dr. C.M.K.C. Cuijpers
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator course
mr.dr. C.M.K.C. Cuijpers
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
mr.dr. C.M.K.C. Cuijpers
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
prof.mr. E.M.L. Moerel
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
mr.ir. M.H.M. Schellekens
Other course modules lecturer
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 13/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
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
 
 
Specifics
Please note, this course is only available to students of the Master Law & Technology Program.
To register for this program, you must comply with the admission requirements, including a matching interview 
(see: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/masters-programmes/law-and-technology/application)
 
Examination:
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)
 
 
Special lectures:
- 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).


 
Content
This course is divided into two interrelated parts. First, the course provides an introduction on how the Internet challenges traditional private law concepts. On the basis of two different examples – (intermediary) liability and defamation - these challenges, caused by the characteristics of the Internet – are explained, using a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective. The second part of the course further explains, from a more positive law perspective, the very complex framework of E-Commerce legislation that has emerged in Europe. The Internet has severely changed the way we buy and sell things. Many traditional forms of commerce are becoming obsolete because of the convenience and speed of online transactions. Also the relation between consumers, producers and retailers is changing because of the new dynamics of the Internet. A lot of these opportunities are possible because of clever advertisement strategies and smart business models. This course will point you to relevant laws and regulations, but, more importantly, will challenge you to critically assess and debate a diversity of regulations in the field of ecommerce, such as website requirements, e-contracting, digital signatures, online advertising, big data and market supervision. How can - or should - law deal with the challenges posed by the characteristics of the Internet and electronic commerce? Is (European) legislation the most effective way of regulating them? What other options do we have? No technological background, yet an inquisitive and critical mind is required for this course.



Type of instructions
Interactive lectures


Type of exams
Group paper and presentation (1/3), web policy (bonus 0,5) and written exam (2/3)
Timetable information
620085-M-6|Global E-commerce & Internet Liability
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01SM 1121-12-2018
Schriftelijk (70%) / Written (70%)EXAM_01SM 1225-01-2019
Required materials
To be announced
Will be provided via Blackboard
Recommended materials
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Tests
Written (70%)

Webpolicy (0,5 point bonus)

Group assignment

Pecha Kucha

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