GENL 0231  Law in the Information Age 2.0 (LAWS3431)

Timetable Summer 20012/13
See also: Handbook timetable

Venue: Old Main Building OMB 150 (K15-150) - note change of venue from Quad G034

Note: order of sessions subject to change, depending on availability of guest speakers.
'Chapters' refer to the Chapter in the materials, which will not change regardless of speaker availability.

Day, Time

Subject Matter

Presenter

Page No

Monday
10 December 


DAY
ONE
Introduction to Law and Media Regulation 

 

 

 

 Session 1

10:00 –12:00

 


Ch. 1.1 About the subject:

  • content, assessment, writing style, speakers

1.2 What is the 'Information Age?'
What is ‘convergence’?

1.3 What is ‘the law’, and how does it work?

David Vaile,Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre

1 

 Intro PPT 

12–1:00

[Extra material] Sources of law. What is 'Web 2.0' and how does it impact regulating communications and IT industries?
Facebook vote apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance or facebook.com/fbsitegovernance; Welcome to pseudo-democracy, Facebook-style

   

Session 2

2:00 – 4:00


Ch. 2.1 Media, communications and the Internet: the regulatory framework

2.2 Regulatory issues:

  • digitisation and liberalisation
  • infrastructure monopoly and competition

John Corker, former ABA counsel and UNSW Communications Law Centre solicitor

13

 Regulation PPT

4–5:00


[ extra material]

   

Wednesday
12 December

 
DAY TWO
Carriage Service?
– and –
Intro to
eCommerce

 

 

 

Session 3

Chapter 2
10:00 –12:00


Ch 2.3
'Carriage Service': From Telegraph to Tweet (Governance online)

  • 'Carrier', 'Carriage Service provider'
  • Governance on the Internet, ITU, ICANN and beyond

Holly Raiche, ISOC-AU EO, ACCAN vice chair

 Governance PPT

12–1:00


[Extra material] (t.b.a.)

   

Session 4

10:00 – 12:00

3.1 Introduction to electronic commerce
3.2 Contracts and electronic transactions

  • What is a contract?
  • Electronic transactions

3.3 Setting up a business entity

David Vaile

49
Ecommerce PPT 

‘Thinking of starting a business?’ (FAQ) Aust Gov. portal

Online business’ (FAQ), Aust Gov. portal

4–5:00


[ extra material] Ebay and Trademarks

   




 Thursda
13 December

 DAY THREE

Doing Business in the Information Age +
Privacy and 'PI' security

 Presenter

 Page No.

Session 5

10:00 – 12:00

4.1 Fair-trading, anti-competitive conduct and consumer protection (Australian Consumer Law 2010)

  • ‘trade practices’ and ‘fair trading’?
  • Consumer protection and the internet

David Vaile

69 

 Fair trading PPT

 

12–1:00

[Extra material] Mobiles, young people and Codes
Overview of Australian Consumer Law reforms 2011
Australian Consumer Law in a Nutshell (govt FAQ)

Guest from NCYLC
 

 Session 6
2:00–4:00

5.1 Privacy

  • Privacy concerns arising from electronic comms
  • The emerging legal protections

David Vaile

87 

Privacy PPT 

4–5:00

[Extra material] Submissions, online privacy inquiry:
ADMA
| APF | EFA | Google |PC|Yahoo|US SSN.

   

 Friday
14
December

 DAY FOUR
Restrictions on Free Speech: Defamation, Regulation of Content

 

 

 Session 7

10:00 –12:00

6.1 Defamation, defamation online.
6.2 Free speech, SMS, and sedition  

David Vaile

117

Def PPT

12–1:00

[Extra material] Tweet material; Defamation notes

   

Session 8

2:00 – 4:00

7.1 Classification and censorship: film, television, games
7.2 Classification of online content
7.3 Internet filtering
8.1 Regulation of online gambling
8.2 Regulation of spam

David Vaile

151

  201

Content PPT 

Filtering  

4–5:00

[Extra: - classification - gambling]
Wikileaks: journalism? National Security threat? Illegal? (Necessary?) Secrecy of state v. levelling intent of individuals

   

 Monday
17 December

 DAY FIVE
Intellectual Property: Copyright,
Patentsand other forms of IP

 

 

Session 9

10:00 –12:00

9.1 Intro to IP: copyright in the digital age
9.2 Trademarks

[t.b.a. HR?]

Copyright PPT

211 

IP outline
Intro to IP 

12–1:00

[ extra material]

   

Session 10

2:00 – 4:00

9.3 - 9.6 Patents, designs, confidential info, and moral rights

David Vaile

Notes on US doctrine

4–5:00
   

 Tuesday
18 December

 DAY SIX
Crime in the Info Age: Cybercrime

 

 

Session 11

Chapter 10
10:00 –12:00

10.1 Cybercrime

  • Australian legal developments [examples]
  • International: Cybercrime Convention
  • Malware, terrorism, cross-border attacks
  • Criminal content

David Vaile

245

Materials 

Intro materials

12–1:00
[extra material, Wikileaks? ]
   

Session 12

Chapter 10
2:00 – 4:00

Cybercrime and young people:
bullying, sexting, hacking...

Kelly Tallon, NCYLC

 See above

4:00–4:30

[extra material]Cybercrime and the twittering classes

   

Diary due: Tuesday 18 December - in the box on Level 2 Law Faculty student centre by 4:00 (hard copy).
Essay due: Friday 4 January 2012 - 3:00 pm (hard copy). Optional online Contribution 5:00 pm. (online)