The purpose of this course is to teach the fundamental institutions of Information Technology Law with a special impact on the economic field. In particular, students will be provided with the skills which are needed to deal with the questions and juridical issues raised by the use of the Internet, both in terms of access to the network in order to enjoy services and to purchase online and in terms of the introduction of new websites, of information and products on the Internet. Students will also be introduced to the interpretation of legal norms both from a teleological and a systematic perspective.
--Full understanding of the subject and ability to comprehend:
The student shall demonstrate a complete understanding of general principles and fundamental notions of the subject, with specific reference to the discipline currently regulating the use of the Internet.
--Ability to apply the acquired understanding to practical questions:
The student shall acquire a strong knowledge concerning the rules relevant to the subject and their collocation within the juridical system. Moreover, he or she shall demonstrate the capability to apply acquired notions to the main practical problems arising from real-life practice.
The student shall acquire such a level of knowledge on the subject so as to be able to apply acquired notions to practical problems: the student shall also demonstrate his or her ability to deal with the balancing of different relevant interests concerning addressed problems.
The student shall exhibit good control of technical-juridical language and expressions.
The student shall demonstrate a good capability of understanding general principles of the subject and the problems stemming from their application, with specific reference to the virtual environment.
It is useful for students to have basic knowledge of private and public law.
1. Sources of Information Technology Law.
2. Self-regulation on the network.
3. Internet and the Law:
a) The access contract for the Internet
b) Domain names.
c) Privacy e personal rights on the Internet.
4. Contracts with an informatic object.
5. On line negotiations:
a) Telematic contract
b) Means of payment
c) Consumer protection on the Internet
d) Tourist and telematic contracts
6. Tort law on line.
1. Sources of Information Technology Law (2 hours).
2. Self-regulation on the network (2 hours).
3. Internet and the Law.
a) The access contract for the Internet (2 hours).
b) Domain names (2 hours).
c) Privacy e personal rights on the Internet (8 hours).
4. Contracts with an informatics object (8 hours).
5. On line negotiations:
a) Telematic contract (4 hours).
b) Means of payment (2 hours).
c) Consumer protection on the Internet (5 hours).
d) Tourist and telematic contracts (5 hours).
6. Tort law on line (8 hours).
The training process includes:
- theoretical framing lessons that focus on the themes in which the course program is structured;
- practical exercises and discussions to promote the development of the critical sense and the ability to apply the logical-analytical tools dealt with during the lessons;
- reading and discussing articles of newspapers and specialized journals on subjects relevant to the theoretical issues dealt with in the course.
Manuale di diritto dell’informatica, curated by D. Valentino, 3rd ed., Esi, Napoli, 2016:
Part I: Chap. I e III- Part II: Chap. I, II, III- Part III: Chap. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII- Part: IV: Chap. I, II, III, VIII- Part V: Chap. I
The final assessment consists of an oral examination. The purpose of the examinations the verification of the achievement of the above described objectives of the course by the students.