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Spring 2013-2014
COS 495 / EGR 485   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Special Topics in Computer Science - Information Technology, Law and Policy

Joel R. Reidenberg

This course presents an overview of the key regulatory and policy challenges that information technology and the Internet pose for society. The course will explore the technologies, actors and law that frame online activities. The course will address various methods of regulating the Internet, territorial jurisdiction, network management, privacy, intellectual property, and intermediary liability. The course will emphasize the interdependence of legal and technological rule-making and will conclude with a look toward the future of the Internet from the perspective of law.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings and video podcasts will be approximately 70 pages/week (or the combined equivalent), and will be assigned from primary source material, law journals, policy papers and news reports. There will be a "final reaction/policy paper" worth 20% in lieu of final exam.

Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Lab Reports - 20%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Other information:
Freshmen and Sophomores may enroll by the permission of the instructor.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40071 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Computer Science Building   105   Enrolled:37 Limit:59