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Communications and Internet Law and Policy - Fall 2009

Fall term, Block E
M,T 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Professor Yochai Benkler
3 classroom credits LAW-32381A

The course discusses the emergence of the networked information economy and society, and the ways in which law and policy shape both economic relations and political values in the digital environment. The course will discuss the physical layer of the Internet, telecommunications law and the Federal Communications Commission; the logical layer, free software, and regulation of technological design; cultural production and its regulation and challenges; politics and the shape of the networked public sphere; and other-then-salient questions that will allow us to explore the core challenges raised by and for the digitally-networked environment.