Internet Governance and Law

Course description

The course “Internet Governance and Law “aims to familiarize students with the Internet as a concept that underpins many topical issues that legal frameworks around the world are currently challenged with. The endeavor is to educate the students about the rules, policies, standards and practices that coordinate and shape global cyberspace. This course illustrates the importance of Internet governance in this dynamic world with its different types, issues and future of Internet governance and law in any country. In this course, the students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Internet, its services, search engines and learn how internet connectivity takes place. In this course, the students will be guided on internet growth and evaluate the intervention of internet on community and their communications, collaborations and computations. It addresses opinions and theories primarily arising out of law, computer science and governance, but also includes references to society, communication and media studies. The course also highlights the basic provisions of internet law, legal systems and principle of legal rights and shares information about the concept of disputes in public and private sectors via internet and law.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Learn the internet and applications where governance is needed
• Learn website, web application, web services, web browsers , and search engines
• Understand mailing systems, social media and impact/addiction of social media services such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Understand digitalization around the world and society through different generations of web
• Learn intervention of virtual reality, Internet governance, its development and applications
• Learn roles of private sector, civil societies and Internet Governance Form (IGF)
• Understand why globalized legal system is needed, in reference to “cybercrime” and “cyberwar”
• Learn cyber force, cyber volunteers, international disputes and local laws
• Learn violations of intellectual property rights over internet, jurisdiction challenges, role of law enforcement agency, human rights in cyber world and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
• Understand internet intermediaries, crypto currency and Blockchain

Course contents

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🔽 1 h 02 min | Understanding Internet and Allied Technologies
  • Basic concepts Internet, its history and applications
  • How to connect internet with services, hardware/software
  • Cloud, browsing, hyperlinking, downloading and uploading
  • Search engine, URL and Web based tools
  • Smart browsing, secured configuration of Wi-Fi
🔽 1 h 07 min | The Internet, Society of 21st Century and Future
  • The Internet growth and its future
  • Factors of internet growth
  • Society, internet access and internet freedom
  • Intervention of internet on community and their communications, collaborations and computations
🔽 1 h 04 min | Legal Aspects of Internet Governance (IG)
  • Foundation concepts of Internet law
  • Basic provisions of internet law, legal systems and principle of legal rights
  • The need of public and private law for internet
  • Salient aspects of internet governance their legality
🔽 1 h 05 min | Internet Policy, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  • Legal disputes and law “on” the Internet
  • Concept of disputes in public and private sectors via internet and law
  • Intellectual property rights such as copyright, trademark
  • Impact of different international cyber laws
🔽 0 h 47 min | Foundational Concepts, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for Internet Law
  • Fundamental concept of Internet law
  • Intermediary liability and the human rights violations
  • Data protection and cyber security issues
  • Legal consideration of new emerging technology


This course includes:

    4 h 00 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
This course does not have any sections.
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