November 21, 2010

Law 897

Seminar: The Law in Cyberspace



Assignment for Monday, September 13:

Thursday, September 16:

Assignment for Monday, September 20:
  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 at least 20 minutes exploring what you find there.
  5. Read S. 436, the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth [SAFETY] Act of 2009
  6. 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.

Assignment for Monday, September 27:

Assignment for Monday, October 4:

Assignment for Monday, October 11:

Assignment for Wednesday, October 20:

Assignment for Monday, October 25:

Assignment for Monday, November 1:

Assignment for Monday, November 8:
Special guest: Cindy Cohn , Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Assignment for Monday, November 15:

Assignment for Monday, November 22:

Assignment for Monday, November 29:

Thursday December 2:

Assignment for Monday, December 6:


Friday, December 10