This is one of the competence areas that can be done in the masters programme. It consist of 3 courses, which are described in the sections below.
A more detailed description for each course can be found here:
ICT Law 1: https://learn.wu.ac.at/vvz/15w/1454
ICT Law 2: https://learn.wu.ac.at/vvz/15s/5663
ICT Law 3: https://learn.wu.ac.at/vvz/15s/5533
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This course discusses the impact computers and information technologies are having on the substantive Austrian and European Law. It aims to deepen the knowledge and skills students have previously gained in the course "Introduction to IT-Law".
By the end of the course students will have acquired a deeper knowledge of fundamental legal principles of copyright and related rights, especially concearning normative questions in the field of social media law and software law.
The course deals with issues of public law relevant for ICT. The focus will be on legal relations between individuals and the state authorities. ICT-relevant fundamental rights, the scope of their guarantees and the impact on users and providers of ICT; the functioning of effective remedies when these rights are infringed. Students will acquire knowledge on instruments of the European framework for the regulation of ICT-markets and their national implementation (mainly Telecommunication- , Privacy- and Media Law). Relevant case law of European and occasionally national courts will be examined. Moreover legal and political questions of internet governance at the international level will be included.
Students will gain better knowledge about the functioning of governmental and legislative institutions in their significance for the ICT sector as well as actual regulation issues. The critical involvment of fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms in the context of communciation activities will be strengthened.
Within the scope of this seminar students shall deepen their knowledge previously gained in the course "Introduction to IT Law" and "ICT Law 1". Current ICT-related topics will be discussed on basis of recent (European and inter/national) judgments and decisions.
Students will be able to discuss selected ICT-related aspects and to give an overview of the correspondent legal framework and current case-law.