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276.4 sec. 1 - Computer Law (Spring 2013)
Instructor: Lothar Determann (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 141
Course Start: January 08, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49952
This course explores the laws and industry practices relating to the development, protection and commercialization of software, databases and computers. The primary focus will be on two areas of law: intellectual property and contracts/licensing. We will also cover international and commercial issues, antitrust law, as well as current hot topics, such as Open Source Licensing, Software as a Service, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Prior courses in intellectual property topics are recommended but not required; there will be no or minimal overlap with other courses. No technical background is required; a hands-on introduction to information technology will be provided as part of the course.
The course will have a final exam. Students can satisfy Writing Requirement.
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