Cyberlaw (98-1)

Course Assistant: 珈宏

I.    Goal

  • To offer an overview of current legal issues and policy lanscape of communications regulation.

II.    Textbook

  • Lawrence Lessig, Code: Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

III.    References

  • Lessig, Lawrence, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy  (2008).
  • Brock, Gerald W., The Second Information Revolution, Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Sunstein, Cass R., Republic.com 2.0 (2009).
  • Negroponte, Nicholas, Being Digital (1995).
  • Weber, Steven, The Success of Open Source (2004).

IV.    Grading policy

  • Participation: 40%, in classes and on the Blackboard system. (Mere attendance or forwarding news articles DOES NOT count as participation.)
  • Term paper: 60%, 10000 to 15000 words (English OK).

V.    Schedule (tentative, subject to change)

  • 9-17     Course Orientation
  • 9-24     Regulability
  • 10-1     Regulability (cont.)
  • 10-8    Regulation by Code
  • 10-15   Intellectual Property: P2P and Music Piracy
  • 10-22    The Problem of Spam
  • 10-29    Privacy
  • 11-5    Hacking / Cybercrimes
  • 11-12    midterm (no class)
  • 11-19    Open Source Licensing I
  • 11-26    2009全國科技法律研討會
  • 12-3    Open Source Licensing II
  • 12-10    Open Source Licensing III
  • 12-17    Paper preparation
  • 12-24    Paper preparation
  • 12-31    Paper Presentations I
  • 1-7    Paper Presentations II

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