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276.1 sec. 1 - Cyberlaw (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Chris Hoofnagle  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Daphne Keller  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 2:00-3:30
Meeting Location: 130

Course Start: January 07, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49946

The emergence of global digital networks, such as the Internet, and digital technologies that enhance human abilities to access, store, manipulate, and transmit vast amounts of information has brought with it a host of new legal issues that lawyers preparing to practice in the 21st century will need to understand and address. Although many are trying to "map" existing legal concepts onto problems arising in cyberspace, it is becoming increasingly evident that this strategy sometimes doesn't work. In some cases, it is necessary to go back to first principles to understand how to accomplish the purposes of existing law in digital networked environments. The course will explore specific problems in applying law to cyberspace in areas such as intellectual property, privacy, content control, and the bounds of jurisdiction. Students with familiarity with the Internet and its resources or with backgrounds in some of the substantive fields explored in this course are especially welcome, but there are no formal prerequisites.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Software & Internet Law, 4th Edition
    Mark A. Lemley, Peter S. Menell, Robert P. Merges, Pamela Samuelson, Brian W. Carver,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735589155
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $70.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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