Prof. Urs Gasser Spring 2014 Seminar Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm 2 classroom credits
Online privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online business, researchers, and policy-makers around the world, as more and more personal information is collected, aggregated, shared, and used across a wide variety of contexts. Policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic - and globally - have been responsive to concerns expressed by users, consumer organizations, activists, and academics, and Read more about Comparative Online Privacy
This course will explore the complex challenges of effectively representing clients in a wide variety of intellectual property, technology and internet-related disputes.
Using a rich set of cyberlaw-related case studies drawn from recent legal controversies, including targeted case readings, court filings, real-life testimony, deposition videotapes and other demonstrative materials, we will condense and weave together a broad range of experiences lawyers encounter in the actual practice of law in these dynamic fields with the core doctrinal and theoretical Read more about Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace
As smartphones, the internet and an array of personal computing devices have become increasingly ubiquitous in our society, so have such technologies also become either the means or the object of a wide range of criminal activity. Many of the most challenging developments in criminal law and procedure now arise in the context of crimes that involve the internet or computers.
This seminar will explore how technology, and the social and cultural changes it has brought about, challenge our traditional approaches to criminal law and procedure, in particular core Read more about Cybercrime
The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy, litigation, and policy projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of Internet, new technology, and intellectual property legal issues.
Among many other areas, the Clinic’s work includes counseling and legal guidance regarding complex open access, digital copyright, and fair use issues; litigation, amicus filings, and other advocacy to protect online speech and anonymity; legal Read more about Cyberlaw Clinic
How collisions of interests in online space play out in lawsuits or in proposals before legislatures -- controversies involving Google, YouTube, Apple, Microsoft, MySpace. Examines broad questions of social and technology policy through the lens of law and specific lawsuits. Topics: copyright and fair use, peer-to-peer file sharing, digital rights management, and the DMCA; online speech, anonymity, and privacy; citizen journalism and new media; competition and antitrust; pornography, child protection, and online gambling; security, phishing, and spyware.