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The Law of Cyberspace - Winter 1997

This seminar will explore issues related to the regulation of cyberspace. It is not a course in computer law, or copyright, or intellectual property. It is instead an effort to understand the particular problems that regulation in this new world will present -- especially the question of what kind of regulation (activist or laissez faire) makes sense. Topics will include the regulation of speech in cyberspace, the construction of cyberspace communities, the regulation of privacy, cryptography, and virtual reality, as well as other topics to be determined. Part of the class will be conducted in cyberspace, and the only strong requirement is participation in that forum.