Information, Technology and the Law

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Gregory K. Laughlin

There is a TWEN site for this course at

You will need to enroll as a member as that is the means by which I will communicate assignments to the class as well as other content from time-to-time.

The following assignment, including reading which are not in the casebook, are available through the TWEN site.  In addition, an email was sent to all students enrolled in the class as of Friday afternoon, January 4, which includes this information, along with pdf attachments of the Copyright outline, the Lessig reading, and the course Syllabus.

The first assignment is as follows:

I. Maggs, Soma & Sprowl, "Internet and Computer Law," Chapter 1:

   A. Introduction, pp. 1-4

   B. Copyrightability

     1. Fixation:

      Williams Electronics, Inc. v. Arctic Int'l, Inc., pp. 4-10

   D. Exclusive Rights of the Copyright Owner

     2. Copies - Sec. 106(1) 

      MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc., pp. 50-54 

(If you have not yet acquired the text for this class, you can find the cases we will be discussing as follows:  Williams Electronics, Inc. v. Arctic Int'l, Inc., 685 F.2d 870 (3rd Cir. 1982); MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc., 991 F.2d 511 (9th Cir. 1993) (read sections I and IV only; do not read sections II, III, V, VI, VII and VIII))

Scan Cyberlaw Copyright Outline.

Read also Chapter 7,what things regulate, from Lessig, Code 2.0.

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