1032 Introduction to IT Law
Dr. Stefan Holzweber, LL.M. (WU), Dr. Matthias Traimer
Contact details
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09/02/19 to 10/01/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
This class is only offered in winter semesters.
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/04/19 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.1.01 OeNB
Friday 10/11/19 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.2.02
Thursday 10/24/19 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.0.01 ERSTE
Thursday 10/31/19 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.0.001
Thursday 11/14/19 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.1.02


Driven by technologies like computers, wireless communications and the internet, the so called „information society“ leads to a fast-growing field of law dealing with the legal aspects of these technologies.

This lecture shall provide an overview of and introduction to IT-Law and primarily deals with the following topics:

-    Legal protection of computer software and databases
-    Telecommunication, Privacy and Media Law
-    Distant Selling and Consumer Protection Regulations
-    E-Commerce Law

Learning outcomes

Having successfully passed this course, students will be able to understand the legal contexts of information technologies and obtain skills to deal with the corresponding legal matters and issues.

Attendance requirements

Attendance is compulsory.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course combines elements of a lecture with active participation from the students. The relevant literature will be provided in class and on the E-Learning Platform (Learn@WU).




The assessment of the course consists of 3 parts:

-    Participation in the lecture: 10%
-    Written exam about public law aspects of IT-Law: 45%
-    Written exam about private law aspects of IT-Law: 45%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Students must be able to read legal materials and express themselves in English.
Last edited: 2019-05-02