Cyber Law: Law, Language, and Computers


Cyber law refers to the legal principles that govern the creation, use of computers, software, and computer networks, or that relate to the transfer, use, and storage of electronic information. In this course we will analyze the key legal principles concerning: ownership of the designs of integrated circuits and computer software; crimes involving the use of computers; protection of electronic data, with particular concern for the protection of privacy interests; freedom of expression on the internet. There will be several over-arching meta-themes in this course, and other related themes. This course is designed for students with little or no familiarity with the American legal system.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring