This course offers an intensive introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We will investigate the evolving nature of online architecture and activities, and the ways in which the legal toolbox has been, and will be, leveraged to influence them.
Course themes include the complex interaction between Internet governance organizations and sovereign states, the search for balance between the ease of disseminating information online and the interest of copyright holders, privacy advocates, and others in controlling that dissemination, and the roles of intermediaries and platforms in shaping what people can and cannot do online. By application. Please note special compressed meeting times. No prerequisites. 2 Credits.
The course will run from Sunday, January 4, 2015 to Friday, January 16, 2015. It will comprise 10 students from Stanford Law School and 10 students from Harvard Law School, including any cross-registrants from other Stanford or Harvard schools. There will be an opening Sunday set of activities; one approximately two-hour session each weekday in that period; and potentially one Saturday session, including field trips.
The Harvard course listing is at http://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/index.html?o=67860
The Stanford course listing is at http://www.law.stanford.edu/courses/internet-and-society-the-technologies-and-politics-of-control
Please submit this application by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014.