Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Online (Asynchronous)
Biological sciences, Computer Science, Mass communications & documentation
Master's Program in Informatics
Master's Program in Informatics
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Intellectual Property and Information Security University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This course aims at examining various emerging legal issues in the context of the current networked society – by looking into various statutes and court cases concerning information. The course will provide an overview of selective laws on the internet and other related topics in Japan – i.e., including: Copyright Act, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Acts on the Protection of Personal Information and other related laws, etc. From a viewpoint of information ethics, having a regard to laws is expected in order to protect social norms. This course aims at building a basic understanding on laws regarding information, e.g., how to develop better legal systems and law cases, with the aim to deepen the knowledge from a wide range of perspectives. This course will also provide technical aspects of information security and intellectual property.

Learning Achievement

The objectives of this course are to provide students with an understanding of the basic legal system on information ? by looking into relevant statutes and court cases concerning information. They also includes technical aspects of information security and intellectual property.


Internationality competence, Qualitative research competence, Resource expertise, Information ethics

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

Five quizzes and two reports will be required for evaluation.
The evaluation items of the report are scored as problem understanding, lesson understanding, logical consistency, investigation (precedents, cases, etc.), and formal aspects.
The overall score is 50% for the five quizzes and 50% for the two reports.
A score of 60 or higher is passed.

Course schedule

(1) Introduction--building the basic knowledge on Japanese legal system (Takara)
(2) Intellectual property law (Murai)
(3) Copyright Act (Murai)
(4) The right of privacy (Takara)
(5) Acts on Access to Information and Protection of Personal Information (Takara)
(6) Laws on cyber crimes (Takara)
(7) Information Security and Cryptography (Sakaguchi)
(8) Technology for Intellectual Property Protection (Sakaguchi)
(9) Security of Information Systems (Sakaguchi)
(10) Case studies on vulnerabilities of information systems (Sakaguchi)

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Sakaguchi Tetsuo,Takara Kouya,Murai Maiko

Other information

Online Asynchronous
Use manaba and MS Stream.
Students should watch the lecture videos for each session and work on assignments such as quizzes and reports.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Murai Maiko

Email address:

Link to the syllabus provided by the university