November 24, 2008

Law 897

Seminar: The Law in Cyberspace


There will be no class on Thursday, October 9. We will make up the class Friday, November 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in room 424 HH

Remember that your assignment is due at 9:00 a.m. on the Wednesday morning EIGHT (8) days before your scheduled class

Assignment for Thursday, September 4:

Tuesday, September 9:

Thursday, September 11:

Thursday, September 18:
  1. Read Reno v ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997)
  2. Read Ashcroft v. ACLU, 542 U.S. 656 (2004)
  3. Read ACLU v. Mukasey, (3d Cir 2008)
  4. Visit the Peacefire home page. Spend a little time exploring what you find there.
  5. Using one of the search engines on the Sources page, find something on the Internet that you believe that children under the age of 12 should be prevented from seeing. Go back to the search engine and find something else that you believe should not be available to the general public on the Internet at all. There's no reason to limit yourself in either search to pornography unless you'd prefer to. You might instead want to look for noxious hate speech, dangerous or deceptive medical advice, instructions for building weapons of mass destruction or engaging in other illegal activity, instances of consumer fraud, invasions of personal privacy, or examples of massive copyright infringement. Be prepared to discuss your selections in class.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Thursday, October 2

Thursday, October 9

Thursday October 16

Thursday, October 23

Thursday, October 30

Thursday, November 6

Thursday, November 13

Friday, November 14 Makeup class

Thursday, November 20

Thursday, November 27

Thursday, December 4

Friday, December 5: