The goal of this course is to introduce students, by means of a series of specific case studies chosen to illustrate the clash between existing legal regimes and new technologies, to a reasonably comprehensive subset of the legal problems that are being addressed as part of the developing "online law." Topics to be covered include the law of copyright as applied to electronic information, trademark law as applied to Internet "domain names," application of the First Amendment to the regulation of Internet communications, privacy concerns on the Internet, the law of anonymous communication and the regulation of encryption technology, and the difficult international jurisdictional questions presented by Internet activity.Although it is not a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students have had a course on intellectual property prior to enrolling in this course.
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You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:
- LAW 0433 (Cyberspace)