41.490 Legal Aspects of Cyberspace

Legal Aspects of Cyberspace

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5002
Status Active

The growth of the Internet has created two parallel universes each with its own set of rules and reality: real space and cyber space. Traditional notions about privacy, defamation, contracts, freedom of expression, pornography, stalking, jurisdiction and intellectual property are challenged by the latest cyberspace technology. Much of the debate about control, which leads to questions about rights and responsibilities, centers around who, if anyone, should design the architecture of cyberspace, i.e., the "code". These and other topical subjects serve as the focus on the study of legal issues in cyberspace.