D2PIT05 Theory of law of information and communication technologies II

Faculty of Law
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D.
Institute of Law and Technology - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Hana Jelínková
This course does not have any prerequisites. General requirement for enrolment to this course is advanced knowledge of legal English incl. specific terminology of legal theory, legal philosophy and ICT law.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to explain and demonstrate problems of territorial applicability of law on the internet.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students shall be able to:
Understand the problem of territoriality and extraterritoriality of the internet
Analyse specific issues of state sovereignty on the internet
Resolve advances issues arising from conflicts of state sovereignties on the Internet.
  • The notion of territory on the Internet
  • The concept of territorial sovereignty on the Internet
  • Alternative concepts of sovereignty on the Internet
  • Resolving fundamental conflict of sovereignties on the Internet
    required literature
  • Berman, Paul Schiff, "The Globalization of Jurisdiction: Cyberspace, Nation-States, and Community Definition" (March 20, 2002). http://ssrn.com/abstract=304621
    not specified
  • Polčák, R. a D.J.B. Svantesson. Information Sovereignty - Data Privacy, Sovereign Powers and the Rule of Law. 1. vyd. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
  • David R. Johnson and David G. Post, Law And Borders: The Rise of Law in Cyberspace, 48 Stanford Law Review 1367 (1996), http://www.cli.org/X0025_LBFIN.html
Teaching methods
individual and group tutoring sessions, individual resolution of specific research tasks, colloquial presentation of research results
Assessment methods
Essay resolving assigned scientific issue (50%), colloquial presentation of results of individual research (50%)
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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