TAU: Global IT Law

Course Information - December 2016 – January 2017 (As of January 14, 2017)

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Introduction

This course examines the legal and policy issues relating to information technology (IT) from a comparative, global perspective.  It covers wide range of issues involving how national governments regulate the technology of internet and how private citizens’ rights relating to internet are protected. Issues to be canvassed include privacy and personal data, internet jurisdiction, regulation of internet marketing, issues in electronic transactions, internet governance, domain name business models and disputes, intellectual property challenges for new business models, legal issues raised by cloud computing, as well as net neutrality and telecom regulation. Each class will begin with a brief mini-case study modelled on the business school case study approach. Students will consider the fact pattern, briefly partner to discuss potential responses, and then engage in a class-wide discussion. The case study will be followed by a seminar/lecture format that will include lectures, discussion, and video presentations. Class powerpoints will be posted after class.

Grading

The course grade is based 100% on a final paper.  Submission deadline is January 31, 2017.  Paper length is minimum of 8 pages.  No maximum.  Paper can be a case comment, analytical memorandum on an IT law issue, comparative analysis piece, or other original written work.

Class Structure

Each class will begin with a brief mini-case study modelled on the business school case study approach. Students will consider the fact pattern, briefly partner to discuss potential responses, and then engage in a class-wide discussion. The case study will be followed by a seminar/lecture format that will include lectures, discussion, and video presentations. Class powerpoints will be posted after class.

 

Course Outline and Readings

December 26, 2016, 14:15 – 15:45 – Introduction to course (Room 209)

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December 27, 2016 - 10:15 – 11:45, 12:15 – 13:45 -  Jurisdiction – Which Law Applies Online? (Room 209)

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December 30, 2016 - 11:45 – 13:15 - E-commerce Regulation – What Does It Mean When You Click I Agree (Room 100)

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January 2, 2016 - 8:30 – 10:00 - Internet Governance, Part One (Room 100)

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January 4, 2017 - 12:15 - 14:00  - Internet Governance, Part Two and Domain Names (Room 209)

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January 5, 2017 - 12:15 - 13:45 - Domain Name Issues (Room 308)

January 8, 2017 - 12:15 - 14:00 - Privacy and Data Protection (Room 209)

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January 9, 2017 - 8:30 - 10:00 - Network Privacy and Surveillance (Room 100)

January 11, 2017 - 10:15 - 12:00 - Digital Copyright (Room 209) 

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January 12, 2017 - 12:15 - 13:45 - Digital Copyright continued (Room 308) 

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January 13, 2017 - 10:00 - 12:30 - Hot Topics: Net Neutrality, the TPP, and the “Sharing Economy” (Room 100)

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