Law for Information science

Short Name
Recht für Informatiker
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Alexander Dworschak
  • Hajo Köppen
Short Description
Basic principles of civil code (BGB), general part, obligation law, law of property, basics of commercial law, structure and function of the court system Internet law (domain law, contract law in the internet, copyright, basics of data protection law).
Learning Objectives

The students will have awareness of legal questions and will know possible legal implications of their future working environments. Specific attention will be paid to knowledge of the basics of the German Basic Law and legal aspects of Information Technology.

  • Division of areas of law
  • Basic principles of the German civil code, general part, obligation law, law of property, basic commercial law
  • Organization of the German court system, including basics of trial law
  • Internet law (domain law, contract law in the Internet, copyrighting, basic of data protection law)
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
3.0 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination: Written exam

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • Harald Danne / Tilo Keil: Wirtschaftsprivatrecht Grundlagen: Bürgerliches Recht – Handelsrecht, Cornelsen ISBN-13: 978-3-064-50712-8
  • Telemediarecht: TeleMediaR, Beck im dtv, ISBN 978-3-406-66499-1
  • Tinnefeld / Buchner / Petri: Einführung in das Datenschutzrecht, Oldenbourg ISBN 978-3-486-59656-4
To bring along: Wichtige Gesetze des Wirtschaftsprivatrechts, Verlag Neue Wirtschaftsbriefe Herne, ISBN 978-3-482-47680-8