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Freshman Seminar 43z. Cyberspace in Court: Law of the Internet - Fall 2010

Catalog Number: 2880 Enrollment: Limited to 15. 
Phillip Robert Malone 
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.

How collisions of interests in online space play out in lawsuits or in proposals before legislatures -- controversies involving Google, YouTube, Apple, Microsoft, MySpace. Examines broad questions of social and technology policy through the lens of law and specific lawsuits. Topics: copyright and fair use, peer-to-peer file sharing, digital rights management, and the DMCA; online speech, anonymity, and privacy; citizen journalism and new media; competition and antitrust; pornography, child protection, and online gambling; security, phishing, and spyware. 
Note: Open to Freshmen only.
Sponsor: Harvard College