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278.78 sec. 001 - Computer Crime Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Orin Kerr  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 19, 2021
To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 19, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 32153

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 44
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

The recent shift to digital crimes and digital evidence creates major challenges for the law governing the prohibition, investigation, and prosecution of criminal activity. We will study those challenges and understand how courts and legislators are responding to them. Topics include the law of computer hacking, Internet threats and harassment, criminal data theft, Internet gambling, encryption, online undercover operations and entrapment, the Fourth Amendment online, the law of executing search warrants for digital evidence, crimes involving digital evidence of child pornography, applying the Wiretap Act to the Internet, the Stored Communications Act, the Cloud Act, the role of federalism in the investigation of digital crimes, and international cooperation in the enforcement of computer crime laws around the world.

The course is aimed at generalists. It does not assume that students have taken a prior course in criminal procedure or that they have a technical background.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Criminal Law

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  • 2021 Statute and Case Supplement to Computer Crime Law, 4th Ed,
    Orin Kerr
    Edition: 2020
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781647084783
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $25.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Computer Crime Law
    Orin Kerr
    Edition: 4th/018
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781634598996
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 240.00
    Price Source: user provided

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