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(Almost) Everything You Ever Needed to Know About the LLM in Information technology and Telecommunications Law
 

Summary: (Almost) Everything You Ever Needed to Know About the LLM in
Information technology and Telecommunications Law
Introduction Why Study IT Law? and Why Choose Southampton
University?
Applications of information technology are all around us. Beyond the basic devices
such as netbooks, personal computers and mainframe machines, it is almost a rare
device today which does not depend for its operation on microprocessors. As seen
by the recent publicity concerning the recall of Toyota motor cars to update the
software controlling their braking system, computing technology controls many
aspects of life including those possessing safety critical implications.
Until recently, the telecommunications sector raised few legal issues. The provision
of telecommunications was seen as an essentially monopolistic operation and
outside the United States was generally the preserve of the state. With trends
towards liberalization (competition) and privatization over the past three decades,
legal dimensions have expanded dramatically and, especially with mobile phone
telephony and the move towards, so called, `smart phones', there is a near complete
merger between telecommunications equipment and information technology.
The prime goal of this course is to expose you to and encourage you to reflect
upon some of the most important legal consequences of the information revolution
which we are living through. It is a fascinating topic, with many, many questions but

  

Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton

 

Collections: Mathematics