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Spring 2014
6361 Property Crime in the Information Age - MOOHR- 23501

Professor(s): Geraldine Moohr (EMERTI)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MWLocation: BLB-213 

Course Outline: Welcome to the class and best wishes for a successful semester. This course examines the intersection of two fields, criminal law and the law of information and intellectual property. This new area of the law has evolved to protect information products from unauthorized use that is facilitated by the internet and digitization. Technological developments challenge traditional criminal law concepts, and Congress responds with new criminal laws. Thus, our main focus is on federal criminal laws, such as trade secret theft, criminal copyright infringement, and business information fraud. Policy issues, such as the relation between civil and criminal law, are examined throughout. Former students interested in either white collar criminal law or intellectual property and information have enjoyed the class and found it useful.

There is no prerequisite.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus Updated 1/13/2014

Course Notes: Quota = 50  Read Syllabus

Prerequisites: No  None

First Day Assignments: Read the introductory chapter, pages 1-16 in the casebook. Be prepared to discuss the cases and the problem. You should also review the basic principles of criminal law, especially larceny, from your first-year criminal law class. On this first day and throughout the course you are expected to discuss the holdings, their rationale, and issues raised in the assigned material and the problems.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 4-7pm  215 TU2    

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