SM230 Business Law Applications

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This course is an introduction to the substantive law that governs American commerce, state and federal statutes and traditional Common Law principles.  Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and the Restatements of the Laws form the foundation upon which the following legal principles are presented: contract law, agency law, partnership and corporate law, real and personal property law, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions. Special emphasis, however, is placed on Cyber law (laws governing Internet transactions) as it applies to e-commerce transactions such as e-contracts; intellectual property rights; online issues relating to copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets; privacy rights in the online world; cyber law court jurisdictional issues; and cybercrimes (cyber theft, cyber identity theft, cyber stalking, cyber hacking, and cyber terrorism). This course is for anyone contemplating a career in business and anyone interested in the legal requirements governing business decisions and activities.