IT Legal Aspects (ILV)


Course lecturer:

Mag. Dr.

 Ralf Blaha
Course numberM-CE-1.08
Course codeITLA
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

It is the aim of this lecture to communicate "system-knowlegde". The students shall be able to assess which kind of legal problems can occur and shall be able to solve them. The use of the wording of a law thereby is very important.

Students shall know the scope of various fields of IT-law and be able to assess typical legal matters and risks connected with Information Technologies.

The students will work out the complex and non-transparent

aspects of regulations, regimentations and the legal framework of the vast field related to information technology.


1) Basics and relevant Constitutional Provisions (Freedom of Expresions, Right to Privacy)

2) Data Privacy Laws

3) Telecommunications Law

4) Relevant Provisions of Media Law

5) Computer Related Penal Provisions

6) E-Commerce-Law

7) Copyright Law

8) Patent Law and Petty Patent Law

Basics, Intellectual Property Law, Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Trade Secrets, IT contract law, Data protection law, IT-security, Liabilty of providers

Jahnel/Schramm/Staudegger (Hrsg), Informatikrecht, 2. Auflage, Springer, 2003

Janisch/Mader, E-Business, LexisNexis Praxis-Rechtsskripten, 3. Auflage, 2006

Holoubek/Potacs (Hrsg), Handbuch des Wirtschaftsrechts (Datenschutz, Telekommunikation, Recht der Massenmedien), 2. Auflage, Springer, 2007

Holoubek/Traimer/Kassai, Grundzüge des Rechts der Massenmedien, 4. Auflage, Springer Notes 2010

Haybäck, Das Recht am geistigen Eigentum, LexisNexis Praxis-Rechtsskripten, 2. Auflage, 2009

Haybäck, Grundzüge des Marken- und Immaterialgüterrechts, LexisNexis/Orac-Rechtsskripten, 3. Auflage, 2009


lecture, studying some case law together. The "practical approach" is very important.

written examination with open questions and some cases, presentations by the students, active participation