University of Chicago is conducting an online course on Course on Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms.
This seven-week course will explore the relationship between law and technology with a strong focus on the law of the United States with some comparisons to laws around the world, especially in Europe. Tech progress is an important source of economic growth and raises broader questions about the human condition, including how culture evolves and who controls that evolution.
Technology also matters in countless other ways as it often establishes the framework in which governments interact with their citizens, both in allowing speech and blocking it and in establishing exactly what the boundaries are between private life and the government. And technology itself is powerfully shaped by the laws that apply in areas as diverse as copyright, antitrust, patents, privacy, speech law and the regulation of networks.
The course will explore seven topics:
Microsoft: The Desktop vs. The Internet.
Google Emerges (and the World Responds)
Nondiscrimination and Network Neutrality.
The Day the Music Died?
Video: Listening and Watching.
The Mediated Book.
Randal C. Picker
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ludwig & Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar
The University of Chicago Law School
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