Legal Issues for Web Designers and Content Managers
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This course is designed to provide web personnel with an overview of the current legal issues facing websites today. Topics include information security, copyright and trademark laws, and social issues relating to cyberspace including privacy, obscenity, and defamation. This course is 6 weeks long.
Applicable Job Roles: webmasters and web content managers.
Week 1: Introduction to Law and Copyrights
Week 2: Intellectual Property
Week 3: Uninvited Guest
Week 4: Privacy
Week 5: First Amendment Free Speech/Press
Week 6: Contracts In Futuro
There are no additional software requirements for the course. The students' systems should be Internet ready and capable of surfing the web in a timely fashion. Students should have basic computer skills and be able to download files, copy/paste, locate files on their hard drive, use attachments, etc.