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Law in ICT

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Course Unit Code440-8401/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KOL0335doc. JUDr. Jan Kolouch, Ph.D.
Students obtain information about the czech law system and its influence to the ICT. Graduate student will get a summary in the private and public law areas. Regarding to the private law area, student should learn knowledge on formulation of contracts in the both real world and the virtual world. The lecture covers area of intellectual property rights, protection of the personal data, crucial data protection, domain registration etc.
The individual attention will be dedicated to the responsibility of the end user in virtual environment.
Student will be informed about negatives, which can appear in the virtual environment.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Aim of this course is an introduction to the basic law institutions, which students can encounter in their professional practice in information and communication technologies.
Course Contents
1.Introduction to the lesson, law system, law standards, law and the Internet
2.Private law
3.Contract law, electronic signature
4.Responsibility on the Internet
5.ISP (Internet Service Provider) service law basis
6.Intelectual property rights instoduction
7.Author rights
8.Software protection, Licences
9.Privacy and safety in IT, data protection on the Internet
10.Case studies
11.Domains and domain disputes
12.Computer crime
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. POLČÁK, Radim a kol.- Introduction to ICT Law (Selected Issues), Masarykova Univerzita, 2007.
2. GUZMAN, Andrew. PAUWELYN, Joost H. B. International Trade Law. Aspen Publishers, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4548-0539-7 HOLT, Thomas, Adam BOSSLER a Kathryn SEIGFRIED-SPELLAR. Cybercrime and digital forensics:an introduction. First published. London: Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-1-138-0229-7.
3. LESSIG, Lawrence. Code v. 2. [online]. [cit.13.3.2008].
4. LEVY, Steven. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly edia. ISBN 978-1449388393
5. LLOYD, J. Ian. Information and Technology Law. 6th Edition. Oxford. 2011 ISBN 978-0199588749 MITNICK, Kevin D. The art of intrusion: the real stories behind the exploits of hackers, intruders & deceivers. Indianapolis: Wiley, c2006. ISBN 0-471-78266-1
1. GERLOCH, A. - Teorie Práva, Aleš Čeněk 2009
2. POLČÁK, Radim a kol.- Introduction to ICT Law (Selected Issues), Masarykova Univerzita, 2007.
3. POLČÁK, Radim a kol. - Veřejné licence v České republice (dostupné na
4. MAISNER M. a kol., Základy softwarového práva, Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2011
5. JANSA L, OTEVŘEL P.: Softwarové právo, Praktický průvodce právní problematikou v IT, COMPUTER PRESS, 2011
Recommended Reading:
1. PROSISE, Chris a Kevin MANDIVA. Incident response & computer forensic, second edition. Emeryville : McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0-07-222696-X.
2. REED, Chris. Internet Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521605229.
ŠTĚDROŇ B., Ochrana a licencování počítačového programu Wolters Kluwer ČR, 2010
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 (30)15
                Final workOther task type30 0
        ExaminationExamination70 (70)21
                Written examWritten examination40 0
                Oral examOral examination30 0