Cyberspace and the LawClass Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020Catalog Number:
3 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
There will be an in-class final exam.
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.