Legal Issues for the IT Professional

Course Number: 
MGT 767
The course is a study of every major area of law that has an impact on the world of electronic commerce. The course discusses basic commercial law as it applies to electronic commerce, jurisdictional issues and the contracting environment for on-line activity, including UCITA, intellectual property law, domain names, the protection of databases, privacy and publicity rights, and government regulation of E-Commerce, including content based restrictions,cri- minal law, and the prospective taxation of E-Commerce. The goal of the course is to provide basic background in thes issues for non-lawers and to promote sensitivity to the technological and business scenarios in which legal issues arise enabling better management of their technological resources and commerical opportunities.