Course detail

Introduction to ICT Law 1

FEKT-BPC-UP1AAcad. year: 2020/2021

Concept and structure of private law of ICT, legal issues in the use of digital identity, legal institutes of electronic documentation of private legal acting, applicability of intellectual property rights on-line, concept and legal protection of personality (incl. privacy) limitation of liability of information society service providers, internet as a market environment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to understand basic issues of private-law regulation of the ICT, analyse and resolve particular legal issues of private-law jurisdiction on the internet, analyse and resolve particular legal issues in electronic contracting, analyse and resolve particular legal issues in the use of electronic signatures and analyse and resolve particular problems of intellectual property on-line.


This course is relatively independent on other parts of the programme, so no prerequisites are required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Polčák, R. Právo na internetu - spam a odpovědnost ISP. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. 150 s. Právo pro denní praxi. ISBN 978-80-251-1777-4.
HUSOVEC, Martin. Zodpovednosť na internete podľa českého a slovenského práva. CZ.NIC. Praha: CZ.NIC, z.s.p.o., 2014. ISBN 978-80-904248-8-3. Dostupné i online z:
Lechner, T. Elektronické dokumenty v právní praxi. Praha : Leges, 2012. 255 s. ISBN 978-80-87576-41-0.
MYŠKA, Matěj. Veřejné licence. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014, 248. s. Spisy Právnické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity Řada teoretická. Acta Universitatis Brunensis Iuridica: sv. č. 497. ISBN 978-80-210-7538-2.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars and self-study of electronically provided course materials.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is concluded upon 5 interactive questionnaires, whereas required is full completion of at least 4 of them.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to ict law, basic methodlogy
2. Private law jurisdiction on the internet
3. Legal capacity, electronic signatures, electronic serving of documents
4. Electronic documents, electronic contracting, B2B and consumer contracts
5. Software, http code and data as objects of private law regulation, typical contracts
6. Concept of ISP, liability of ISPs, standard contracts
7. Domain names and domain disputes
8. Protection of personal integrity, data protection
9. Web pages and specific forms of liability (linking, deep linking, framing, meta-tagging, plagiarism, illegal assignation of services etc.)
10. Copyright protection of multimedia, digital rights management
11. Internet as a technology market
12. Unfair competition on the internet, spamming
13. Case studies of complex cases of private-law liability


The aim of the course is to provide for an overview of institutes of private law that apply on the use of information and communication technologies in private social relations. The course is divided into thematically distinct parts related to recently emerging issues arising of everyday life of information society including distant electronic contracting (eContracting), basics of protection of intellectual property on-line, privacy protection, legal protection of domain names, liability if information society service providers etc.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Study requirements will be published annually by the guarantor of the course.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course