Module Details

LW652-7-AU-CO: Internet Regulation

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Professor Lorna Woods
Teaching Staff: Professor Lorna Woods
Contact details: Lorna Woods, Telephone: 01206 872905, email:

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module is the compulsory module for the LLM in Internet Law (Information Technology, Media and E-Commerce). It will provide students with the necessary understanding the basic technology involved in broadcasting and telecommunications (e.g. distinction between digital and analogue; satellite, cable and terrestrial; developments in the mobile telecommunications field) and also how the industry works before looking at common questions underlying the regulation of both telecommunications and broadcasting and which form the framework within which both industries operate.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Seminars and group work taught over a period of 9 weeks, course blog


100 per cent Coursework Mark


A written paper of 5,000 words including footnotes, excluding bibliography to be submitted in accordance with LLM guidelines


  • Rowland, D., Kohl, U., and Charlesworth, A., Information Technology Law (4th ed) (Routledge, Abingdon, 2012)
  • Goldsmith, J. L., Against Cyberanarchy (1998), 65 University of Chicago Law Review 1199-1250; Lessig, L., 'The Law of the Horse: Or What Cyberspace Might Teach' (1999)113 Harvard Law Review 501
  • Post, D. G. Against Against Cyberanarchy (2002) 7 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1365-1383
  • Walden (ed) Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed) (OUP: Oxford, 2012)
  • Wu, T., 'Is Internet Exceptionalism Dead?' in Szoka and Marcus (eds) The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet (TechFreedom, Washington DC: 2010) (available at SSRN)
  • Tunis Agenda for the Information Society (WSIS-05/TUNIS/DOC/6(Rev. 1)-E)

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Rachel Craufurd-Smith
    Institution: The University of Edinburgh
    Academic Role: Senior Lecturer