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278.78 sec. 001 - Computer Crime Law (Fall 2022)

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

Meeting:

M 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To November 28, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: November 28, 2022
Class Number: 32233

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 59
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 12/03 01:48 PM


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, CSAM offenses, 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: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Criminal Law

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  • Kerr's Computer Crime Law, 5th
    Orin S. Kerr
    Edition: 5th/2022
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781647084790
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Computer-Crime-Law_3
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $260.00
    Price Source: user provided

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