This course is an introduction to the legal and policy issues raised by computers and the Internet. It considers how legal doctrine changes (or sometimes, stays the same) as more and more aspects of daily life move online. Legal topics include jurisdiction, free speech, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, and online crimes. No background in computers is needed; the relevant history and technology will be taught in class.
This upper-level substantive course provides an overview of the legal and policy issues raised by the Internet and its use.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: IP/Copyright and Trademark, Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion, Tech/Privacy, Corporate Transactions and Governance