COMM 425 - Internet, Society and the Law
Section: 001
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Communication Studies (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication Studies
Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed COMM 466.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251 or COMM 271 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
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:

3 hpw seminar format

COMM 425 - Internet, Society and the Law
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
23761
Open
8
1Jr or Sr
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 8/1/2014.
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ISBN: 9780195340648
Who controls the Internet? : illusions of a borderless world, Author: Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu., Publisher: Oxford University Press [paperback 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780465024421
Consent of the networked : the world-wide struggle for Internet freedom, Author: Rebecca MacKinnon., Publisher: Basic Books 2012
Required
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