COMM 458 - Special Topics in Media Systems
Section: 001 Internet, Society, and the Law
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended.
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)
5Comm St Major
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies concentrators, meets with Comm 458.002
002 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Comm 458.001
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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
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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