Module Identifier MMM5010  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr David A Poyton  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   11 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  66%
Semester Assessment 2000 word essay  34%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours 2 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, students should be able to critically evaluate the legal issues raised by electronic commerce in the context of the business environment. Students, with no previous legal experience will be able to assess and coment informatively on the legal implications of electronic marketing, electronic contracting, electronic sales to consumers as well as related data protection and intellectual property issues.


The main aims of the module are:

1) To introduce and develop an understanding of the key legal issues raised by electronic commerce, in relation to business and management;
2) To develop the students knowledge of the legal implications of conducting business in the electronic environment; and
3) To complement the knowledge as well as practical and technical skills obtained from the related business and e-commerce modules on the MSc Econ (e-Commerce) programme with a fundamental awareness of the law regulating to electronic commercial practice within the UK and Europe.

Reading Lists

Chissick and Kelman (2000) The Law of E-Commerce Sweet & Maxwell
E Macdonald and D Rowland (2000) Information Technology Law Cavendish
Ian Lloyd (2000) Legal Aspects of the Information Society Butterworths


This module is at CQFW Level 7