2017-2018 / DROI0101-1

Computer Law Contracts


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in computer science4 crédits 


Benoît Kohl

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Study of the basis legal principles governing the negotiation, the formation and the performance of the contracts (including remedies for breach of contract). This first section of the course relies on the general law of obligations ; practical exemples are found in computer contracts. These contracts are studied in the second section of the course (ie contracts on purchase of hardware, contracts on softwares and contracts on maintenance of informatic systems). The next section of the course is devoted to the law of 30 June 1994 on lega protection of softwares. The last section is the study of a model computer contrat.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To provide the students with an overview of the basic legal principles governing the contracts that they may prepare or sign in their future business activities. It will not be asked from the student to understand in depth of the legal thinking, neither to know the details of the rules. The main goal is to draw their attention on the problems that they will probably meet.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisite

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra lessons. No problem lectures. Analysis of contract clauses during the last course

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Ex cathendra and analyse of clause

Recommended or required readings

one syllabus

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam in first and second session

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


B. Kohl (04/366.30.90)

Items online

Syllabus computer contract law
Syllabus computer contract law