This module examines the law relating to online commercial transactions (bearing in mind that there is much commercial activity which is, ostensibly, “free” – Facebook and Google are prime examples).
It focuses on the law which governs a range of online transactions, including contracting, signatures and online marketplaces.
Because e-commerce is a global activity we don’t examine the law of one country alone (though we will inevitably look at more UK and EU law than that of anywhere else). Our focus is on the underlying principles which are common to all jurisdictions, and the differences in some areas – the theory is that if you understand these, you will be able to analyse any particular national law and apply it to the particular e-commerce activity in question.
3,000-4,000 word essay