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276.4 sec. 1 - Computer Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Lothar Determann  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 141

Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49933 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49931

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.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Business Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age
    Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735589131
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $140.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Software and Internet law
    Mark A. Lemley... [et al.]
    Publisher: New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, c2006.
    ISBN: 9780735558649
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 69.99
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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