session. Readings to be distributed:
- Seminar overview, available here
- Paper topics list, available here
- This syllabus
No class (Martin Luther King Day).
ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997). (Another link is here.)
ACLU, 542 U.S. 656 (2004). (Another link is here.)
Mukasey, 534 F.3d 181 (3d Cir 2008), cert. denied, 129
S.Ct. 1032 (2009). (Another link is here.)
- In the most recent Congress, Senators Cornyn and Vitter
introduced S. 236, the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the
Today's Youth (or Internet SAFETY) bill. Read it.
- Visit the Peacefire
page. Look around.
- Use a search engine to find something on the Internet that you
believe that children under 12 should
be prevented from seeing. Find something else that you think
should not be available to the general public at all. You need
not limit yourself to
pornography; you might (or might not) be more concerned about hate
speech, dangerous medical advice, instructions for building weapons of
mass destruction, consumer fraud, privacy invasions, or copyright
infringement. Be prepared to discuss what you've found.
- John Perry Barlow, A
Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (Feb. 8, 1996)
- Jack Goldsmith, Against
Cyberanarchy, 65 U. Chi L. Rev. 1199 (1998). The link I've
given you is to an edited version;
the full article here.)
- Neil Netanel, Cyberspace
88 Calif. L. Rev. 395 (2000), is way long and I won't ask you to read
the whole thing; read only the introduction (that is, pages 398-407).
- Mark Lemley, Place
Cyberspace, 91 Calif. L. Rev. 521-42 (2003).
- David Post, Governing
Law, 24 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J.
- James Grimmelmann, "Sealand and HavenCo: A New Interpretation"
(2010). Rather than linking to this paper on the open web, I've
placed it on the TWEN page for this course.
February 21: CANCELLED BECAUSE OF SNOW
March 14: VACATION
Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m.:
April 4 (w/ Prof. Perzanowski):
Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m.: