Internet LawThis course is an overview of the major policies, laws, and extralegal norms by which the infrastructure or transmission layer of the Internet is governed. The course complements (and is not cumulative of) Internet Law. We will cover legal problems associated with the proprietary nature of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., licensing, franchising, “open access,” and municipal Wi-Fi), network management (e.g., network neutrality), competition (e.g., set-top box competition and vertical integration), privacy and data protection (e.g., as it relates to law enforcement, national security, and private third-party access to user information), as well as related topics regarding government regulation of the distribution of content or data, internet service provider immunity, and the digital divide.
When is this course offered? Fall and Spring semesters
Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes
Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law LL.M. Program? Yes
|Partial list of professors who teach or have taught this course:|
|Debelak, Jamela||Fall 2009||Download syllabus (PDF)
|Sylvain, Olivier||Fall 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2010||Download syllabus (PDF)
|Reidenberg, Joel R.||Spring 2011|