Legal aspects of the Information Society is a fundamental module for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark and key concepts like Copyleft and free licenses - will provide a general background upon which practical skills for different contexts can be built.
This module aims to provide the knowledge and tools that are needed to assess the possible legal issues that can arise in a Free Technology environment. After completing this module, learners will be able to answer common questions and doubts, and to take the right decisions from a legal perspective.
European e-Competence Framework
ACM Computing Classification System
No special requirements for this module.
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