Internet and the Market:

E-Commerce & Intellectual Property

Course Outline

U. Miami School of Law Spring 2002

Prof. Michael Froomkin

Unless otherwise marked, all required reading assignments will be available from the distribution center. Some, but not all, are also available on line. Optional readings are not included in your packets, but will be placed on reserve in binders in the library.

Don't forget the (optional) references to places you can go for breaking news at the end of this document.

    Part 1: Getting Oriented

  1. Introduction: What is the Internet
  2. Introduction to Digital IP
  3. Introduction to E-commerce in Tangible Goods
  4. Introduction to E-Fraud
  5. Some Other Perspectives
Note that the following list of topics is subject to constant change -- and we can't do them all.

    Part 2: Topics in E-Commerce

  1. Contract Formation Online
  2. Digital Signatures I
  3. Digital Signatures II
  4. Online Payment Systems
  5. Topics in e-Banking and e-Financial regulation
  6. Gambling (and Jurisdiction)
  7. UCITA
  8. Part 3: Privacy and Assertions of Information Ownership

  9. Privacy
  10. (continued)
  11. (continued)
  12. Part 4: Digital IP

  13. Linking Liability/Meta-tags
  14. Online Copyright Basics
  15. DMCA & Copyright Management Technologies
  16. Napster and True Peer-to-Peer Systems
  17. Open Source Software
  18. Part 5: The Electronic Lawyer

  19. Topics in online lawyering

Good sources of breaking news

These are optional, but recommended: If you are thinking of writing a paper, you may want to look at UCLA Cyberspace Law Bibliography, and especially  Eugene Volokh, Writing A Student Article.

You may also want to visit some of the other Internet Law and related courses collected by Jessica Litman

Return to class policies .

Links to selected previous year's courses

Internet & The State: Social & Political Regulation, Fall 2001
Internet Governance Seminar, Spring 2000
Internet Law, Fall 2000
Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Spring 1999
Law & Electronic Commerce Seminar: Spring 1999
Internet Law, Fall 1999:  Part One & Part Two
Internet Law, Fall 1998
Law & the Internet Seminar, Spring 1998
Law & the Internet Seminar, Fall 1997
Law & The Internet Seminar, Spring 1996

This document last modified: Dec. 21, 2001