Cyberlaw (105-2)

I. Goal

To offer an overview of current legal issues and policy landscape of cyberspace.

II. Main References

  • Lawrence Lessig, Code: Version 2.0 (New York: Basic Books, 2006).
  • Lawrence Lessig, Free Cultures (2004).
  • Lawrence Lessig, Future of Ideas (2001).
  • Lawrence Lessig, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy (2008).
  • Dan Gillmor, We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People (2008).
  • Cass R. Sunstein, Republic.com 2.0 (2009).
  • Chris Anderson, Free: The Future of a Radical Price (2009).
  • Tim Would, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads (2016).
  • Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (2011).
  •  John Battelle, The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture (2005).
  • Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital (1995, 2015).
  • Matthew Lyon & Katie Hafner, Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (1998).
  • Pool, Ithiel de Sola, Technologies of Freedom. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1983.

III. Class Mailing List:

IV. Grading policy:

  • TBA

V. Schedule (tentative)

2-14 Course Orientation
2-21 228 memorial (no class)
2-28 The Basics
3-7
3-14
3-21
3-28
4-4 inter-collegiate activities week (no class)
4-11 midterm (no class)
4-18
4-25
5-2
5-9
5-16
5-23
5-30 Dragon Festival (no class)
6-6
6-13 Final (no class)
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