COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 002 Internet, Society, and the Law
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the development, regulation and impact of the Internet in American society. In particular, we will focus on the expanding legal implications of this still relatively new technology and how the judicial and political apparatuses are trying to keep pace with the Internet’s ever-expanding influence in our society. This course will cover the history of the Internet, court cases applying existing laws to the Internet, legislative attempts at additional regulation and theoretical concerns over the technological implications the Internet poses to deeply rooted legal concepts such as fair use.

COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
13129
Open
9
7Comm St Major
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
P
27721
Open
9
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
003 (LEC)
P
29373
Open
3
6Comm St Major
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.004
004 (LEC)
P
29375
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.003
007 (LEC)
 
45382
Open
1
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
45383
Closed
0
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
45393
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Section reserved for Comm concentrators.
010 (DIS)
P
45394
Open
1
 
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M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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Note:
I am finally transitioning to the 3rd edition of this text. However, if you are able to locate a 2nd edition for a lower price, feel free to use it, but you will be responsible for sorting out any differences between the 2nd and the 3rd editions and for the most part collecting the several readings that aren't in the 2nd which will be assigned (I have some of these in pdf files and can post on ctools).
ISBN: 9780314166876
Cyberlaw : problems of policy and jurisprudence in the information age, Author: by Patricia L. Bellia, Paul Schiff Berman, David G. Post., Publisher: Thomson/West 3rd ed. 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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