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Law of Social Networks

Course Information

Course #: LAW 907
Degree: JD Program
Area of Study:
  • Entertainment and Technology Law
Course Type: Seminar

This seminar will address the legal issues raised by Facebook, MySpace, Reddit, and other social networks. The seminar will cover the application of privacy law, criminal law, legal ethics, employment law, school law, First Amendment law, defamation law, evidence law, intellectual property law, cyberlaw, and other precedents to social networks. Facebook currently has half a billion members. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest nation in the world. The seminar will ask: If Facebook were a nation, what should be its Constitution?
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Credit Hours

Two credit hours.