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LGS 205 - Cyberlaw

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Introduces students to emerging laws of cyberspace. Explore methods of investigating and preventing cybercrimes and infringements upon information security. Discuss laws governing e-commerce and intellectual property protections, focusing on landmark and other cases such as Napster. The class will also debate privacy rights and free speech on the Internet.

Prerequisite(s): CJS 111  or LGS 111  or BPA 253 or LGS 253 .

Note: Students with no prior computer experience are encouraged to take one of the following before taking this course: CTA 100  or CTP 103 . Typically offered OL; fall term.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

a.    Extract key concepts from cases and statutes.
b.    Determine the appropriate jurisdiction for civil and criminal controversies involving cyberspace.
c.    Analyze fact patterns under applicable levels of Constitutional scrutiny.
d.    Define copyrights.
e.    Define trademarks.
f.    Identify exceptions to copyright usage.
g.    Prepare policies and procedures for information security.
h.    Identify cyber crimes and methods of investigation.
i.    Identify international legal issues relating to cyberspace.
j.    Prepare copyright and/or trademark applications.