The Law of Cyberspace - Spring 1999
University of Massachusetts – Amherst; Legal Studies Program, Spring 1999
INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and Andrew McLaughlin
TEACHING FELLOWS: Alexander Macgillivray and Wendy Seltzer
MEETING TIME: Tuesdays, 1 - 3:45
MEETING PLACE: 207 Herter
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore a series of leading Internet issues via a number of traditional and not-so-traditional methods. The course themes will include: whether the internet will ultimately allow for genuinely new kinds of communication or merely replicate what exists elsewhere; whether and how the internet can be governed, and whether the internet threatens traditional governance of real space; and the role of technical solutions to seemingly legal problems. The course is designed to be accessible to both internet experts and newcomers. No specialized technical knowledge required. Cross-registrants welcome.