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CFS 484 Computer Laws

In this course, students will learn the law relating to computer software, hardware, and the Internet. The areas of the law include intellectual property, cyberspace privacy, copyright, software licensing, hardware patent, and antitrust laws. Legislation and public policies on cyberspace technology, cryptographic method export controls, essential infrastructure protection and economic development are also discussed in class.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Note: Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for CFS and ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective January 8, 2007 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate competency in professional written communications and formal oral presentations by creating appropriate documents and exhibits for use in court proceedings.
  • Identify and articulate the legal concepts and legal issues that may be relevant in a particular case involving use of computers.
  • Analyze a fact situation and apply the appropriate laws that apply to the appropriation of computers for forensic analysis.
  • Identify leadership characteristics.
  • Identify legal and ethical problems and their potential consequences, as well as propose and defend alternate resolutions.
  • Use team building and collaborative skills to accomplish group tasks.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Computer Laws Luoma, Milton Harold Swanson, Kyle Leigh Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Computer Laws Luoma, Milton Harold Books Course details