LAWS 4455 Cyberlaw (Spring: 3 )
With the rise of the Internet, we can store and transmit vast amounts of digital data across the globe at little to no cost. This digital revolution raises fundamental questions about how, if at all, existing legal rules should apply online. This course explores the legal and policy issues that arise in cyberspace, including issues of sovereignty and jurisdiction, regulation of online speech, peer-to-peer networking, cybersquatting, and virtual property. It also addresses regulation of the physical architecture of the Internet, including net neutrality. The course examines the broader jurisprudential and policy questions that apply to issues arising on the network, and in the process uses cyberlaw to reexamine the way that law operates in the offline world.
Last Updated: 21-Mar-14