Law and Informatics

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
BI-PAI.21 ZK 5 2P+2C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Department of Software Engineering

The aim of the course is to introduce students into the basic legal instruments that they will encounter in their practice. Students will gain knowledge of doing business in the Czech Republic and will be alerted to the pitfalls that await them in business from the point of view of law. They will understand the process of concluding contracts in real and Internet environment, will know their responsibilities in working with the Internet, will be familiar with the institutes of intellectual property law, and will be able to use commercial license types and open-source licenses. Emphasis will also be put on the legal protection of data on the Internet, the registration of Internet domains and protection against their misuse. Students will also be alerted to such behaviour in the field of IT that can be classified as criminal under the Czech law. The course will also include analyses of real cases from practice.


There are no entry knowledge requirements.

Syllabus of lectures:

1) Introduction to the subject, law and IT

2) Introduction to contract law

3) E-commerce

4) Contracts in IT, introduction to copyright, software, licenses

5) Intellectual property right

6) Unfair competition and disputes

7) Enforcement of rights on the Internet

8) Data protection I

9 Data protection II

10) Fundamentals of cyber security

11) Cybercrimes

12) Start-ups

Syllabus of tutorials:

The courses follow the subject-matter of lectures and are focusing on practice.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

1. Murray A. : Information Technology Law: The Law and Society. Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19880-472-2.

2. Classen H.W. : A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors. American Bar Association, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59031-849-2.

3. Eliáš K.: Občanské právo pro každého. Wolters Luwer, 2013. ISBN 978-80-747-8013-4.

4. Maisner M. a kol.: Základy softwarového práva. Wolters Luwer, 2011. ISBN 978-80-735-7638-7.

5. Jansa I., Otevřel P.: Softwarové právo, Praktický průvodce právní problematikou v IT. Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3458-0.

Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
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