0824 Introduction to IT Law
Dr. Stefan Holzweber, LL.M. (WU), Dr. Matthias Traimer
Contact details
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08/31/21 to 09/30/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
The subject "Introduction to IT Law" will be held in the wintersemester 2021/22 for the last time!
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/01/21 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/15/21 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/22/21 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/29/21 03:30 PM - 07:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 11/05/21 03:30 PM - 07:30 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 11/12/21 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 11/19/21 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM D3.0.225


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. A one-time unexcused absence from the course is possible.

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%

The exam will be held on campus – in accordance with the respective safety regulations.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Students must be able to read legal materials and express themselves in English.

! Important information !

The Covid19 pandemic causes several uncertainties for the upcoming winter semester starting on October 5th. If possible within the valid health regulations, the Information Systems program plans to fully return to the usual mode of classroom teaching with mandatory attendance. Nonetheless, an additional “plan B”-scenario for distance and/or hybrid teaching will be prepared for every class, which can be enabled if needed.

The program management will reevaluate the situation in September and decides then whether the classes will indeed start in the usual mode or in an alternative scenario. This decision will be announced in the syllabus until September 25 [for the classes starting in the mid of the semester until November 13].

We’re aware that the issue of visa is currently delayed and we’ll include this matter into our considerations. Should you be affected by such a delay, please inform us as soon as possible via

Last edited: 2021-09-22