Course detail

Introduction to ICT Law 1

FEKT-BPC-UP1AAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

- Attendance at the seminars is mandatory. One absence is tolerated without apology.
- Successful oral debate on the topic of the selected lecture or seminar. See the interactive course syllabus for details on dates and debate content.
Study requirements will be published annually by the guarantor of the course.


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.
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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

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.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer