LAW 5404: Cyberspace and the Law

Course Catalog Number: 
5404
Course Credits: 
3
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

As the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) become more central to the world's commercial, social and cultural life, it makes sense to speak of a new dimension in the ways people communicate and express themselves, conduct business, and organize themselves in pursuit of mutual interests via the Global Information Infrastructure: Cyberspace. This course will examine the legal and policy issues arising in connection with Cyberspace, including: protecting privacy expectations in internet communications; protecting intellectual property in and fair use of materials published in Cyberspace; information torts and jurisdictional issues occasioned by world wide computer networks; issues of protected speech, defamatory speech, and the treatment of pornography; and commercial transactions in Cyberspace.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
28279
Term:
Fall 2013-14
Professor(s):
Class Number:
27779
Term:
Spring 2012-13
Professor(s):