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Spring 2014-2015
COS 598F   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Advanced Topics in Computer Science - Internet Law and Policy

Andrea Matwyshyn

This course looks at how courts, legislatures, and regulators confront the major legal issues that the Internet poses. The fundamental challenge is that law comes from governments and other institutions in specific places, but the Internet is global and virtual. The material in the course ranges from the foundations of cyberlaw, developed during the e-commerce boom of the 1990s, to current leading-edge questions around social networks, user-generated content, location-based services, cloud computing, and data privacy and security.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings also will be assigned from primary source material, including news reports, policy papers, and law journal articles. James Grimmelman, Internet Law (2012), available at

Final Exam - 50%
Design Project - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No pre-existing legal or technical knowledge is required..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43349 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Computer Science Building   302   Enrolled:11 Limit:20