E-Commerce and the Law

This course examines legal concepts that arise out of conducting business through the Internet. This course examines a wide variety of concepts and issues that have a significant influence on the use of the Internet for business or personal gain. In addition to basic legal terms, topics such as how courts assert personal and subject matter jurisdiction, the use of long-arm statutes, the state and federal court systems, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and statutes that deal with hacking, on-line privacy and the protection of data are introduced. International jurisdiction issues will also be discussed. The class is structured as a seminar course with an emphasis on in-class discussion and collaborative learning. Prerequisite: EN-101. (3-0-3)

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