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IT Law I
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course examines the legal and policy issues relating to information technology and the use of the Internet from the perspectives of a creator and user of intellectual property. Among the issues discussed are copyright in software and electronic materials, software patents, electronic databases, trade marks, domain names and rights management information. (The non-intellectual property law issues are addressed in "IT Law II".) Students who have done intellectual property law and are keen to learn about the interface between law, technology, policy and economic rights will find this course interesting.

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Course Convenor: A/P Daniel Seng Kiat Boon

Co-teacher(s): Nil

Module Codes: LL4076V / LL5076V / LL6076V / LLJ5076V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 10%; Impact Papers - 15%; Presentations - 35%; Written Assignment (5000 word written assignment) - 40% [Due: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 (9am)]

Preclusions: Students who have taken or are taking LL4300/LL5300/LL6300; LL4300V/LL5300V/LL6300V Copyright in the Internet Age are precluded.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent. (1) Foundations in IP Law [LL4070/LL5070/LC5070/LL6070; LL4070V/LL5070V/LC5070V / LL6070V]; (2) Law of Intellectual Property (A) [LL4405A/LL5405A/LC5405A/LL6405A; Law of Intellectual Property (B) [LL4405B/LL5405B/LC5405B/LL6405B or its equivalent. Students may read the pre-req module concurrently. Note: In the event student drop IP or Fdn of IP Law student is required to drop IT Law I.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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