COMM 425 - Internet, Society and the Law
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed COMM 466.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251 or COMM 271 strongly recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
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.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Communication Studies majors and other juniors and seniors.

Class Format:

1.5 hours, twice per week

COMM 425 - Internet, Society and the Law
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
11Comm St Major
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for Communication Studies majors only.
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ISBN: 9780314917539
Cyberlaw : problems of policy and jurisprudence in the information age, Author: by Patricia L. Bellia ... [et al.]., Publisher: Thomson/West 4th ed.
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