Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Enrollment limited to: junior, senior, or graduate standing.
Faculty teaching this course:
- Adam Klausner - Fall 2017
The computer industry and the Internet have fundamentally changed the world in swift, dramatic fashion. The emergence of global digital networks and digital technologies offer to nearly anyone the ability to access, store, mine, manipulate, and transmit vast amounts of information. At the same time, this revolution in the use of information raises new and often complex legal disputes in areas such as copyright, trademark, privacy, speech, contract formation, jurisdiction, information security, etc. Moreover, the rapidly growing maze of laws directed at the Internet is another thorny obstacle for persons and companies doing business on the web. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the legal topics and principles applicable to the Internet, and to help students identify and understand the rapid developments of the law of the Internet by exploring specific problems.