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Law and technology

01URBPH

A.A. 2021/22

2021/22

Law and technology

This course covers various topics related to the interplay between law and technology, from a legal perspective. The main focus is on ICT law and IP law. After a preliminary introduction of the program and its objectives, the course will focus on law & technology pointing out the exiting relationship between society, law, market and technology development. The other sections of this course are divided into two main parts dealing with ICT law and IP law. These parts are divided into several building blocks to address the different topics that characterize the regulatory debate and the practical implementation of ICT law and IP law. In this regard, both theoretical issues and case-based problems will be addressed, giving students the opportunity to better understand the regulatory framework and its practical applications (e.g. policies, agreements, legal risk management).

Law and technology

This course addresses the main issues characterising digital societies with regard to the interplay between law and technology, from an EU legal perspective. After a preliminary introduction to the program and its main objectives, the course will focus on law & technology highlighting the existing relationship between society, law, and technology development. This analysis will be conducted on the basis of case studies from EU and Mediterranean countries. The main part of the course deals with data regulation, from data protection to AI, while the last part of the course will be devoted to digital innovation regulation, with a focus on IP protection. Both theoretical issues and case-based problems will be addressed, giving students the opportunity to better understand the regulatory framework and its practical applications (e.g., policies, agreements, legal risk management). The course will use both traditional teaching methodologies and experimental methods and simulations (e.g., using gamification in case-based simulations).

Law and technology

Students will become more aware of the interplay between law and technology, with a special focus on the most innovative and challenging applications in the ICT and industrial sectors. They will have a greater understanding of the regulatory issues concerning the ongoing datafication process and its impact on society and business, as well as the issues regarding the protection of innovation and the related international agreements.

Law and technology

Students will gain a greater awareness of the interplay between law and technology, enriching their technical background with a legal and EU perspective and a focus on the most innovative and challenging applications in the ICT and industrial sectors. They will have a better understanding of regulatory issues related to the ongoing datafication process and its impact on society and business, as well as issues regarding the protection of innovation and the related international agreements.

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Introduction to the course ICT Law Law & Technology Data Protection: Context and background Data Protection: Definitions and limitations Data Protection: Principles Data Protection: Legal grounds, security, risk and accountability Data Protection: Data subject’s rights, DPAs, EDPB, transborder data flows Data Protection: Sector specific issues Data ethics E-privacy E-commerce and digital contracts Cybercrime IoT & smart factory Liability (products, HRI) IP Law Introduction on Intellectual Property Law Patents: Requirements of protection and enforcement Patents: Inventions developed by enterprises and research centres Patents for utility models Contracts concerning design The protection of trade secrets Trademarks: requirements of protection and enforcement Other forms of protection of IP: designs and models Contracts concerning patents and trademarks Contracts for the development of new technologies: NDA and R&D Agreements Transfer of Technology Agreements The protection of work of art: copyright Contract concerning copyright Software Development Agreement

Law and technology

Module 1: Law, technology, and society - Introduction to the course - Law & technology in digital societies Module 2: Data protection - Societal issues and legal response - Main principles Module 3: The GDPR - Objectives and scope - Legal grounds and principles - Security, risk management and accountability - Data subject's rights - Supervisory authorities - Transborder data flows - Sector specific issues and E-privacy Module 4: Digital society and data governance - Data Governance Act (DGA) - E-commerce and digital contracts - Digital Services Act (DSA) - Digital Markets Act (DMA) Module 5: AI - AI regulation and liability - Data ethics in digital societies - AI and Cybercrime - Smart devices and smart factory Module 6: Intellectual Property Law - Introduction on Intellectual Property Law - Patents: Requirements of protection and enforcement, inventions developed by enterprises and research centres, and patents for utility models - The protection of trade secrets - Trademarks: requirements of protection and enforcement - Other forms of protection of IP: designs and models Module 7: IP Law contracts - Contracts concerning design - Contracts concerning patents and trademarks - Contracts for the development of new technologies - The protection of work of art: copyright and contracts concerning copyright

Law and technology

The course may offer students, who regularly attend classes, the opportunity to give a presentation on a specific assigned topic, during one of the two parts of the course. In this case, students shall meet all the following requirements: (i) Students must apply to be enrolled in the list of student teams by the end of the first week of the course (ii) Applications must be submitted at the end of the lessons. Any request sent by e-mail or other forms of communication is not accepted (iii) Students must attend 75% of the class hours and no exceptions are allowed (e.g. study/work period abroad, family reasons, health conditions, course schedule, etc.). Presentation bonus: + 0/3. Each member of a student team will have an individual mark for the given presentation. Final mark: final exam mark + presentation bonus. (i) If the mark obtained in the final exam is lower than 18/30, the student does not benefit from the presentation bonus. (ii) If the student does not accept the final mark, he/she loses the presentation bonus points. (iii) The bonus can only be used during the Summer examination session (June - July).

Law and technology

The course will offer students, who regularly attend classes, the opportunity to give a presentation on a specific assigned topic. In this case, students must meet all the following requirements: (i) They must apply for enrolment in the student team list by the end of the first week of the course. (ii) Students must attend 75% of the class hours. Presentation bonus: + 0/3. Each member of a team will have an individual mark for the given presentation. Final mark: final examination mark + presentation bonus. (i) If the mark obtained in the final examination is lower than 18/30, the student does not benefit from the presentation bonus. (ii) If the student does not accept the final mark, he/she loses the presentation bonus points. (iii) The bonus can only be used during the summer examination session (June- July). Case Study Learning Labs To foster students' problem-solving approach to legal issues, this course introduces two optional Case Study Learning Lab modules in which students will have to solve concrete cases by applying the knowledge they have acquired. The Labs can be organised using experimental methods and simulations (e.g., using gamification in case-based simulations).

Law and technology

The course is divided into lectures, including case studies, during which students' contributions will be encouraged, and group activities.

Law and technology

The course includes lectures and seminars. Active student participation is encouraged.

Law and technology

Given the evolving regulatory and technology scenario in the field ICT and IP law, a detailed bibliography will be provided at the beginning of the course, including lectures, scientific articles and other materials (e.g. links to regulations, reports, talks and conferences). Here we suggest some introductory readings: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights - Council of Europe. 2018. Handbook on European data protection law - 2018 edition https://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2018/handbook-european-data-protection-law Mireille Hildebrandt. 2020. Law for Computer Scientists. OUP https://lawforcomputerscientists.pubpub.org/ WIPO. 2016. Understanding Copyright and Related Rights https://www.wipo.int/publications/en/details.jsp?id=4081

Law and technology

Given the evolving regulatory and technology scenario in the field ICT and IP law, a detailed bibliography will be provided at the beginning of the course, including lectures, scientific articles and other materials (e.g. links to regulations, reports, talks and conferences). Here we suggest some introductory readings: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights - Council of Europe. 2018. Handbook on European data protection law - 2018 edition https://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2018/handbook-european-data-protection-law Mireille Hildebrandt. 2020. Law for Computer Scientists. OUP https://lawforcomputerscientists.pubpub.org/ WIPO. 2016. Understanding Copyright and Related Rights https://www.wipo.int/publications/en/details.jsp?id=4081

Law and technology

Modalità di esame: Test informatizzato in laboratorio; Prova scritta (in aula); Accertamento (esame senza voto); Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;

Law and technology

The final examination aims to evaluate the students' understanding of the different topics covered during the course and how students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The examination is written and takes 60 minutes. It consists of four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not permitted to communicate with others during the examination, to use the phone, and to keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and other teaching materials. During the online examination, the use of electronic devices other than the one in use for the examination is not permitted. Any infringement of these general rules is subject to disciplinary action against the student. For students who have participated in the Case Study Learning Lab modules taking the exam in the summer session, the final exam mark may be replaced, at the student's choice, by the sum of the marks obtained in the two Case Study Learning Labs.

Law and technology

Exam: Computer lab-based test; Written test; Check; Group project;

Law and technology

The final examination aims to evaluate the students' understanding of the different topics covered during the course and how students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The examination is written and takes 60 minutes. It consists of four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not permitted to communicate with others during the examination, to use the phone, and to keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and other teaching materials. During the online examination, the use of electronic devices other than the one in use for the examination is not permitted. Any infringement of these general rules is subject to disciplinary action against the student. For students who have participated in the Case Study Learning Lab modules taking the exam in the summer session, the final exam mark may be replaced, at the student's choice, by the sum of the marks obtained in the two Case Study Learning Labs.

Law and technology

Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto); Prova scritta a risposta aperta o chiusa tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo Exam integrata con strumenti di proctoring (Respondus); Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;

Law and technology

The final exam aims to evaluate the students’ understanding of the different topics discussed during the course and how much students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The exam is written and is 60 minutes in duration: it is divided into four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not allowed to communicate with others during the exam, use a phone, and keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and forms.

Law and technology

Exam: Check; Computer-based written test with open-ended questions or multiple-choice questions using the Exam platform and proctoring tools (Respondus); Group project;

Law and technology

The final examination aims to evaluate the students' understanding of the different topics covered during the course and how students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The examination is written and takes 60 minutes. It consists of four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not permitted to communicate with others during the examination, to use the phone, and to keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and other teaching materials. During the online examination, the use of electronic devices other than the one in use for the examination is not permitted. Any infringement of these general rules is subject to disciplinary action against the student. For students who have participated in the Case Study Learning Lab modules taking the exam in the summer session, the final exam mark may be replaced, at the student's choice, by the sum of the marks obtained in the two Case Study Learning Labs.

Law and technology

Modalità di esame: Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Accertamento (esame senza voto); Prova scritta a risposta aperta o chiusa tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo Exam integrata con strumenti di proctoring (Respondus);

Law and technology

The final exam aims to evaluate the students’ understanding of the different topics discussed during the course and how much students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The exam is written and is 60 minutes in duration: it is divided into four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not allowed to communicate with others during the exam, use a phone, and keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and forms.

Law and technology

Exam: Group graphic design project; Check; Computer-based written test with open-ended questions or multiple-choice questions using the Exam platform and proctoring tools (Respondus);

Law and technology

The final examination aims to evaluate the students' understanding of the different topics covered during the course and how students apply the acquired notions to various cases. The examination is written and takes 60 minutes. It consists of four open questions focused on different topics addressed during the course. Each question worth 7,5 points maximum. It is not permitted to communicate with others during the examination, to use the phone, and to keep and consult notebooks, books, slides, and other teaching materials. During the online examination, the use of electronic devices other than the one in use for the examination is not permitted. Any infringement of these general rules is subject to disciplinary action against the student. For students who have participated in the Case Study Learning Lab modules taking the exam in the summer session, the final exam mark may be replaced, at the student's choice, by the sum of the marks obtained in the two Case Study Learning Labs.

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