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Week 12 (12/3)
  1) Review Glen Secor's DOI presentation
  1) Main (required) readings
  (a) Overview "memo"
  (b) "Net-only bank's wings clipped; Bank One to end failing Wingspan"
  (c) "Anticipating Trends in Serving Small Businesses"
  (d) "Metavante to aid FDIC on Net; Agency wants to improve dealings with online banks"
  (e) "Starting an Internet Bank -- Practical Considerations"
  2) Additional (optional) readings
  (a) "Cyberbanking -- Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Banking Organizations"
  (b) "Developments in Cyberbanking"
  (c) "The 21st Century CRA -- How Internet Banks Are Causing Regulators to Re-Think the Community Reinvestment Act"

Week 11 (11/26)
  1) www.doi.org homepage
  2) Overview of DOI
  1) Ecuador's ecommerce
  1) New Regulations to the High-amounts Payment System
  1) Read Section B.1 of this paper

Week 10 (11/19)
  1) FTC's Decision and Order in Dell Computer Corporation, 1996 WL 350997
  (a) Read these excerpts.
  (b) Skim the entire document.
  2) Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. v. Indian Head, Inc., 486 U.S. 492 (1988)
  (a) Read these excerpts.
  (b) Skim the entire document.
  1) Debra Valentine memo
  2) Monster.com / HotJobs merger article  
  1) Analysis of Proposed Consent Order in AOL Time Warner transaction to Aid Public Comment
  2) Optional: FTC Decision and Order in America Online, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc. (Focus on Section II)  
IETF and W3C

NOTE: It is not necessary to read these documents in their entirety prior to class. Some of them are of general interest, and some can simply be used for reference.
  1) Overview of the IETF  
  2) RFC 3160: "The Tao of IETF"  
  3) RFC 2026: The Standardization Process  
  4) W3C Patent Policy Framework  
  1) McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Comm'n, 514 U.S. 334
  2) Dept. of Justice FAQ on Encryption Policy. Pay particular attention to question 6.
  3) Skim the following Zero Knowledge White Paper

Week 9 (11/12)
  1) U.S. business groups back Yahoo in tussle with French court
  2) Yahoo backs down, bans Nazi-memorabilia auctions
  3) French judge still wants to ban Yahoo from selling WWII items
  4) U.S. Judge Says Yahoo Not Bound by French Nazi Ban
  5) Yahoo!, Inc. v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L'Antisemitisme
  6) In-class presentation:
  (a) The Nuremberg Files
  (b) Stanford CS201 Project (especially the part on the role of ISPs in censoring hate speech)
  (c) UCLA Prof Volokh's article on Planned Parenthood v. ACLA
  (d) Directory of Hate Web Sites
  (e) (optional) Planned Parenthood v. ACLA

Week 8 (11/5)
  1) Costar Group v. Loopnet, Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. Lexis 15401 (Sept. 28, 2001)
  2) ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Cmtys., Inc., 239 F.3d 619 (4th Cir. 2001)
  3) A&M Records v. Napster, Inc., 2000 WL 573136 (N.D. Cal. May 12, 2000)
  4) Complaint, in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, et al. v. Grokster, et al. (filed Oct. 2, 2001) (FastTrack litigation)
  5) Webnoize article: FastTrack: The New Napster (July 10, 2001)
  6) Webnoize article: Does Morpheus' Architecture Save MusicCity from Legal Liability? (August 23, 2001)

Week 7 (10/22)
  1) Model law firm internet use policy
  2) Compliance with US Copyright Law
  3) Copying and distributing copyrighted materials
  4) Texaco case
  5) For the in-class presentation please review the following sites:
  (a) http://www.bo2k.com/
  (b) http://www.bsoft.swinternet.co.uk/trojans/bo2k.htm
  (c) http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci548557,00.html
  (d) http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/bo2k.shtml
  (e) http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/775.html
  (f) http://www.microsoft.com/PressPass/features/1999/07-08orifice.asp

Week 6 (10/15)
  1) Recent privacy cases relating to web bugs and cookies:
  (a) In re DoubleClick Inc. Privacy Litigation
  (b) In re Intuit Privacy Litigation
  (c) FTC Online Privacy Report (Please read Sections II & III on pages 2-17.)
  2) Transfer of Data from EU, "Safe Harbors" and Model Contracts
  (a) Transfer of Data to Non-EU Countries (FAQs)
  (b) U.S. Government website on "Safe Harbors," including FAQs
  (c) U.S. Government website on EU's "model contract" provisions
  3) Privacy-related issues in Ashcroft anti-terrorism legislation
  (a) Ashcroft privacy proposals article
  (b) H.R. Judiciary Committee bill
  4) Readings for the in-class presentation:
  (a) Please make sure you skim: i) this Slashdot thread re: the End User Licensing Agreement for MS FrontPage, ii) sample web-hosting agreement (paying particular attention to the Acceptable Use Policies' "Prohibited Services"), and iii) the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
  (b) Please also look at this list of pertinent cases / topics that you might want to review.

Week 5 (10/8)
  1) Professor Fisher's CARP testimony (excerpts)
  2) Readings for the in-class presentation:
  (a) Please make sure you read this cnet article and this ftc press release.
  (b) Please make sure you skim this complaint and this order from the Zuccarini case.
  (c) As background reading, see this earlier case involving Zuccarini in a domain name dispute.

Week 4 (10/1)
  1) "Mercifully short" readings
  2) Review relevant materials from Professor Zittrain's "Internet & Society" course here. (See Week 7.)

Week 3 (9/24)
  1) US DVD Statistics  
  2) Reimerdes, 111F. Supp. 2d 294, at 309-311, 313-315  
Online Distribution / PVR
  3) "Five Major Studios Join Forces ..."  
  4) "Studios Eyeing College Market ..."  
  5) "Studios' On Campus Strategy ..."  
  6) "Traditional Retailers Feeling Cold Shoulder ..."  
  7) EIA Report PVR  
Technologies and Licenses
  8) CSS Specifications Sections 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.12 and 6.2.13
(Only read pages 8-17 and 41-42)
  9) "Encryption Schemes Aimed at Film Piracy ..."  
  10) DTCP Press Release  
  11) DTCP Compliance Rules  
  12) "Copy-Proof CDs Shrouded in Secrecy ..."  
DMCA/Fair Use
  13) Reimerdes, 111F. Supp. 2d 294, at 315-319, 321-324  
  14) EU Copyright Directive, Articles 5 and 6
(To see the entire document, click here)
  15) Copyright Office Rule, Section III E 3, 7 & 9
(To see the entire document, click here)
  16) "Copyright Legislation for the Digital Millenium ..."  
  17) "DMCA Limits Research Capabilities ..."  
New Legislation?
  18) Hollings -- Stevens Bill DRAFT, Title I
(Only read pages 1-10)

Week 1 (9/10)
  1) NBA v Motorola 10 pages
  2) Weinberg v Blackhawks 4 pages
  3) Morris v PGA Tour 6 pages
  4) Keller's JOLT article 9 pages
  5) Socolow's New York Law Journal article 4 pages
  6) Feiser's Communications Lawyer article 2 pages
  7) Aamidor's The Quill article 3 pages
  8) Fatsis and Rose's WSJ article 1 page
  9) Raissman's NY Daily News article 2 pages
  10) Bruscas's Seattle Post-Intelligencer article 2 pages
  11) Sherman's Chicago Tribune article 1 page