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Legal Issues for Web Designers and Content Managers (B141) is currently looking for an instructor to teach this class. If you, or someone you know, is interested in teaching with please visit for more information.
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
  • Jurisdictions
  • American Court System
  • Court Decisions
  • Copyrights
Week 2: Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Domain Names
  • Patents
Week 3: Uninvited Guest
  • Spam
  • Cyber crimes
    • Phishing
    • Identity Theft
    • Adware vs. Spyware
    • Malware
    • Cyberstalking
Week 4: Privacy
  • Email monitoring
    • Employers
    • Hackers
  • Laws affecting privacy
    • Federal laws
    • Canadian laws
    • European laws
  • Web site privacy
  • Childrens' privacy
    • COPPA
    • COPA
Week 5: First Amendment Free Speech/Press
  • Defamation
  • Blogs
  • Pornography/obscenity
  • Online harassment
  • Hate speech
    • Remedies
    • In Foreign Jurisdictions
Week 6: Contracts In Futuro
  • Binding Contracts
  • Electronic Signatures
  • License Agreements
  • Issues on the horizon
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Social networks
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.

Required Book: Issues In Internet Law: Society, Technology, and the Law

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.

Legal Issues for Web Designers and Content Managers
Price: $180.00
Item No.: B141
Instructor: Instructor Needed
Open Courses: No other sessions are scheduled for this course. You can add to your wish list and you will be notified when other sessions are scheduled.

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Before you register for this class, please read the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections carefully.



  • "Learned a lot in this class." - Cynthia Snook

  • "Great class! Sure opened my eyes to the legal pitfalls and practicalities of designing and operating websites." - Keith Nyitray

  • "This class covers a broad range of legal issues regarding web development and encourages the student to stay abreast of constantly changing law on the internet." - John Saxon

  • "This was a very interesting and challenging course. I loved every minute of it." - Cynthia Nolen