601:612. Internet Law (3)
LE = 28
This course will provide students with a broad survey of how digital technologies and computer networks have challenged the existing legal order. The course will cover diverse issues, focusing on current cases and controversies. Past topics have included: the regulation of search engines, digital property rights, online contracting, computer hacking and cybertrespass, free and open source software, Internet jurisdiction, domain name cybersquatting, digital copyright laws, the regulation of unsolicited email, and virtual worlds. It should be emphasized that the focus of this course is on law and policy. No special technical background is required or expected.