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Fall 2014
6325 Internet Law - NIMMER- 25200

Professor(s): Raymond Nimmer (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MWLocation: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course covers a survey of legal issues arising from the rapid growth of the internet and other on-line communications. The focus will be on issues of jurisdiction, freedom of speech, and intellectual property rights online, as well as some discussion of privacy, defamation and contract law issues pertaining to the Internet. Some of the over-arching themes examined throughout the semester will include the role and legal liability of online intermediaries for wrongful conduct, the role of law in regulating cyberspace (as compared with other regulatory modalities such as market forces, social norms, system architecture, and public education campaigns), and the question as to whether "Internet law" or "cyberlaw" can be meaningfully described as a cohesive legal field in its own right.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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First Day Assignments: First Day Assignment

Final Exam Schedule: 12/08/14 1pm-4pm  209 BLB    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Course Materials (4/3/2014 4:53:52 PM)

No book required for this course

The material swill be provided in digital form from Treatises written by the Professor and from recent cases.