Levin College of Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3

With the dawn of the Internet age, we are seeing communication and information travel in unprecedented ways. In response, courts, lawmakers, and law enforcement must fight to keep up, both by adapting existing legal remedies and by developing new ones. This course will cover a broad range of topics stemming from such legal issues and law regarding the Internet and new media. We will discuss and cover what constitutes cyberlaw, jurisdiction for Internet cases, First Amendment principles, content regulation, online torts (such as defamation), privacy and the Fourth Amendment, de-listing and the right to be forgotten, as well as data security and computer misuse.