Maggie Chon, Seattle University School of Law
What is Cyberspace? Who Governs and is Governed
in Cyberspace? How Does Law Operate in Cyberspace?
Stacey Dogan, Northeastern University School of Law
Who, if anyone, "owns" the content
that travels through cyberspace? What rights flow from such
ownership? How much control should content owners have over
the use and dissemination of their works over the Internet?
Information in Cyberspace
Ann Bartow, University of Dayton School of Law
This module examines online data collection
techniques, and then explores the framework of privacy protections
for personal information collected from individuals in cyberspace.
Keith Aoki, University of Oregon School of Law
Privacy is not synonymous with secrecy.
To quote Eric Hughes of the Cypherpunks, "[a] private matter
is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a
secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know.
Privacy is the power to reveal oneself selectively to the world."
Strong encryption (such as "Public-Key" cryptography)
makes privacy possible in an increasingly digitized electronic
world, thereby enabling an open society.
Kenneth D. Crews, Indiana Univ. School of Law - Indianapolis
and Indiana Univ. School of Library and Information Science
Electronic communication and delivery systems
raise challenging questions about the effectiveness of traditional
law. As business transactions occur increasingly in a computer-networked
environment, the law sometimes falls short of meeting its goals
or the objectives of the parties. The essential body of applicable
law is contracts. Even simple purchases, whether over the counter
or from an Internet website are contracts.