LAW Cyberspace and Technology Law
Mr. Cyrus Daftary, Mr. Todd Krieger,
2 credits day; 2 credits evening.
- Students will be graded on the paper (25%), project (25%) and class participation (25%).
Facebook, Twitter, iPhone, Google, iPad, Kindle, and many other recent innovations have been the catalyst for substantial changes in our business and social paradigms and raise novel legal issues that are not well anticipated by existing laws. This course explores a broad range of current legal issues related to the Internet and emerging technology including social networking, blogging, digital discovery, virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft, information security, privacy, traditional and open source software licensing, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Internet, antitrust and technology tying, taxation and e-commerce, spyware, and more. Course content is updated as new issues emerge and Internet law is not a prerequisite. This course is designed to provide students a hands-on opportunity to experience some of these issues and better understand how these new technologies work. Besides interactive classroom discussions, students will work in teams to draft a business plan for a start-up technology company and create an associated web site, which they will present to the class. Students are also required to submit a paper on an internet related legal issue.
Faculty comments: Course Co-taught by Daftary and Kreiger
Enrollment is limited: 20
Meets Skills Menu Requirement
Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements
Meets International Law Concentration Requirements
Meets Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration Requirements
<<Course Updated: March 18, 2015>>