Fall 2012

Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102–3046

Internet Law                     Credits: 2                                    Thursday 3:55 pm - 5:55 pm

Summary  The explosive growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce and communications poses novel legal challenges. Addresses issues that must be considered when transacting business, offering services, or merely using the Internet. Covers electronic commerce, intellectual property protection, state process and regulations, contracts, privacy, torts, taxation, speech, crime, security regulations, advertising, and jurisdiction, among other issues.

Internet Law Seminar Course Outline and Schedule

Class   Date                Topic

I           August 23       Introduction to the Internet and Internet Law

II         August 30       Internet Technology and Internet Law Models

III        September 6    Privacy

IV        September 13  Internet application to Jurisdiction, Regulation and related matters

V         September 20  Intellectual Property - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

VI        September 27  Speech / Censorship

VII      October 4        Torts

VIII     October 11      Criminal Law

IX        October 18      Death and Taxes

X         October 25      Elements of electronic commerce

XI        November 1    International Law

XII      November 8    Regulated activity - Gambling, Spam,  and Drugs

XIII     November 15  Student Presentations and special topics

XIV     November 20 (TU) Student Presentations and special topics TERM PAPERS DUE

I           August 23       Introduction to the Internet and Internet Law

1. "Why Should the Internet Be Any Different" Pace Law Review (Fall 1998) Please note this and other articles which were written by Jonathan Bick may be found on BickLaw.com at http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/index.html.

2. Let’s Get Technical (Course Materials 1 – see blackboard.newark.rutger.edu or library for this and other Course Materials)

3. "Abusive Social Networking Can Yield Intellectual Property Infringement" e-Commerce Law & Strategy October 2010


4. Current Internet Laws (Course Materials 2)

5. Pending Internet Law Snap Shot -- (Course Materials 3)

Review Text Topics … Chapters 1 - 10 Please note that the numbers which follow refer to chapters in 101 Things You Need To Know About Internet Law by Jonathan Bick (Random House 2000) copies in Library

1. A parent is almost never liable for a child's bad acts on the Internet

2. To make Internet contracts enforceable, simply have proof of written signed terms

3. To avoid out-of-state liability when using web ads, avoid out-of-state contacts

4. Web site advertisement publishers are almost never liable for customers' advertisements

5. What can legally be done if a person impersonates another on the Internet

6. Buying and selling medicine on the Internet is legal

7. Spamming is generally not illegal, but one California court ruled spam e-mail to be illegal trespass

8. Sweepstakes and other Internet games of chance are legal

9. An Internet site's activities can result in an out-of-state suit....

10. Internet credit card transactions will be afforded the same standard of protection as all other credit card transactions

Start research logs and outlines

II         August 30       Internet Technology and Internet Law Models

1. "Protection of Underage Internet Users Impacts E-Commerce New Jersey Law Journal January 18, 2010 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Protection.htm

2. "Applying Nuisance Law to Internet Bad Acts, New Jersey Law Journal May 2, 2011; http://www.bicklaw.com/NuisanceLaw.htm

3. "Blogs Afforded Unequal Protection" New Jersey Law Journal January 14, 2008; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Blog.htm

4. "The Internet as Governmental Action" New Jersey Law Journal October 3, 2005; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/TheInternetasGovernmentAction.htm

5. Internet as Publication; Internet as Telecommunications; and Internet as Broadcasting

6. “Viable E-signature Options” The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter  July 2004; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Viable_e-signature.htm

7. Technology Use May Surmount E-monitoring First Amendment Difficulties" New Jersey Law Journal July 19, 2010


8. Overview of Internet law issues -- (Course Materials 2 and 3)

Review Text Topics … Chapters 11 – 20   …   11. Trademark names and e-linking are subject to legal scrutiny

12. Internet banking is legal

13. Unencrypted Internet communication is not usually protected by attorney-client privilege

14. Internet business methods can be patented

15. License don't sell-Internet domain names

16. Internet privacy rights are scarce

17. E-commerce data collection is subject to legal limitations

18. The Constitution limits a court's ability to make an Internet site owner subject to an out-of-state suit

19. Internet repossessions are legal

20. Internet service providers (ISPs) are protected from legal liability for certain actions of their clients

Hand in copy of research log review (optional)

III        September 6    Privacy

1."ISP Access to E-mail Content: Not Invasion of Privacy" New Jersey Law Journal, November 9, 2011; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ISPAccess.htm

2. “Advances in Internet User Tracking Technology Yield New Privacy Violation Claims" New Jersey Law Journal February 21, 2011 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/tracking.htm

3.         “Internet Diminishes Privacy Expectations and Torts” E-Commerce Law & Strategy April 2010; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/InternetDiminishesPrivacy.htm

4. "Preserving Electronic Meeting Confidentiality" National Law Journal January 16, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ElectronicMeeting.htm

5. "E-Dissemination of Individual's Image" New Jersey Law Journal July 20 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-DisofInvimage.htm

6. United State Privacy Act U.S.C. 5 USCS § 552a (2005)

The Privacy Act prohibits nonconsensual disclosure of personal information, but is subject to numerous exemptions. One of these, the routine use exemption, permits nonconsensual disclosure of personal information where the purpose for collection is compatible with its use by the federal agency.

7. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CPA) 18 U.S.C. Section 2703

With respect to stored e-mail, see 18 U.S.C. 2703(a), (b) (2000) (authorizing, under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), subpoenas for e-mail that has been sitting on a server for longer than 180 days without being opened and for e-mail that the recipient has accessed and stored on an outside server for any length of time). If the information is stored with a service not available to the general public (e.g., one run by an employer), then the government may obtain the stored information (content or identifying) simply upon a request. See 2703(a)(1)-(3). With respect to Internet Service Provider logs (authorizing access to these records if the government alleges that the records are "relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation").

8. McVeigh v. Cohen, 983 F. Supp. 215, 216-17 (D.D.C. 1998)

Finding that U.S. Navy violated plaintiff's rights under ECPA, APA, Navy policy, and Fourth and Fifth Amendments by intercepting e-mail in which plaintiff referred to his homosexuality.

9. “ Internet Monitoring” New York Law Journal July 2, 2002


10. Lawful E- Medical Communications by Physicians New Jersey Medicine November 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Medical_e-mail.htm

11. “e-HIPAA” New Jersey Law Journal May 27, 2002


12. Patient e-Data Law New Jersey Law Journal March 25, 2002


13. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C Sections 6501-05 and safe harbor programs such as Better Business Bureaus' Children's Advertising Unit and TRUSTe

14. "Internet communication Privacy Rights" New Jersey Law Journal March 16, 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-DisofInvimage.htm

Review Text Topics … Chapters 21 – 30

21. Protect domain names by securing trademark rights first 

22. An Internet service agreement has some standard elements.

23. Legal notices that are properly placed on a web site will minimize or eliminate legal liability

24. Changes in trademark laws have resulted in changes in domain name dispute outcomes

25. Internet telemedicine patients have fewer rights than traditional patients

26. Applying suitability legal concept to e-stock brokers

27. Current laws do not fully protect the privacy of information in the possession of an Internet service provider

28. Workplace privacy is nearly nonexistent

29. The Internet may soon be deemed a public accommodation for the visually impaired

30. Personal jurisdiction are in flux with respect to the Internet

Hand in copy of the guided research paper outline for review

IV        September 13  Internet application to Jurisdiction, Regulation and related matters

1. "Cyber Rentals" New Jersey Law Journal April 24, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/CyberRentals.htm

2. Internet Coming into Play - Internet and Real Estate New York Law Journal, August 14, 2000; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Internet_commin_into_play.htm

3. E-Land Transfer New York Law Journal, April 14, 1999 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Land_transfer.htm

4. "Internet Job Application Regulations" New Jersey Law Journal March 6, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/InternetJobApplicationRegulations.htm

5. E Self Help New Jersey Law Journal September 30, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-self_help.htm

6. Zippo Mfg. Co. v. Zippo DOT Com, 952 F. Supp. 1119 (1997) The court created a sliding scale of purposeful availment based on the interactivity of the defendant's Internet activities. A complaint alleging trademark dilution, infringement and false designation. A motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue, was made. Court found purposeful availment because Defendant had contracted with numerous individuals and Internet access providers in Pennsylvania and the intended object of the transactions had been the downloading of electronic messages that formed the basis of suit in Pennsylvania.

7. Top HR E-Laws New Jersey Law Journal June 9, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Top_HR_e-laws.htm

8. E-Cyber Squatting New Jersey Law Journal December 2, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-cyber_squatting.htm

9. Cybersell v. Cybersell 130 F. 3d 414 (9th Cir. 1997) Passive Websites and the requirement of "something more"

10. Panavision International v. Toeppen 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1998) The effects of on-line activities

11. Revell v. Lidov 317 F.3d 467 (5th Cir. 2002) Long arm statute and due process

Review Text Topics … Chapters 31 – 40  31. The Internet can provide legal notice   32. Consider European comparative advertising legal limitations when preparing Internet advertisements   33. Commercial Internet web site content is protected by the First Amendment   34. Internet auctions result in legal contracts   35. Internet transactions can result in "choice-of-law" difficulties.   36. U.S. legal limitations apply to international Internet services   37. International law limits use of Internet digital signatures   38. State laws limit physicians' use of the Internet   39. European Internet signature legal limitations differ among countries   40. International laws extend Internet service providers' content liability

Outlines returned with comments (not graded )

V         September 20  Intellectual Property - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents


Users employed their free software primarily to download copyrighted files. Software distributors contended that they could not be liable for the users' infringements since the software was capable of substantial non-infringing uses. The U.S. Supreme Court found distributors liable for contributory infringement, regardless of the software's lawful uses, based on evidence that the software was distributed with object of promoting infringement.

2. "Lawful Use of Internet Keywords" New Jersey Law Journal April 10, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/LawfulUseofInternetKeywords.htm

3. "Internet-Based Franchise Encroachment Runs Rampant" New Jersey Law Journal December 20, 2010


4. Trademark Law Shapes Internet Pop-up Ads New Jersey Law Journal June 13, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/PopUpandTM.htm

5. Exploration of Trademarks on the Internet New Jersey Law Journal December 8, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Exploration_trademarks_over_internet.htm

6. Copyrighting e-Content New Jersey Law Journal July 22, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Copyrighting_e-content.htm

7. Beethoven.Com LLC., et al., Petitioners v. Librarian of Congress, Respondent, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, et al., Intervenors 394 F.3d 939

Copyright owners challenged Librarian of Congress right to set copyright license rates for web-casters based on Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP). Prior to CARP petitioner negotiated agreements, which were submitted to the CARP as evidence of market valuation. The CARP rejected most of the rates in agreements. The court held that the non-participant owners lacked standing to challenge the Librarian's order because they were not parties to the CARP proceedings. The court found it proper to vacate the determination of the effective date for the payment of royalty rates. The court upheld the Librarian's order because the Librarian offered a facially plausible explanation for the determination based on the record.

8. “A Terse Guide to the e-Application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act” Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, June 2001, 27 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. ___; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/DMCA_Guide.htm

9. e-Publications New Jersey Law Journal, November 20, 2000 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Pubications.htm

10. Protecting Internet Communications New Jersey Law Journal January 17, 2005


Review Text Topics … Chapters 41 – 50

41. Most proposed Internet legislation is not likely to be implemented

42. Digital certificates do not usually provide significant legal rights

43. Internet loans are lawful

44. Internet insurance addresses new risk

45. Internet wagering is generally illegal

46. Some Internet content is legally free to use

47. Internet nondisclosure agreements have unique features

48. Internet investment advisers require special legal precautions

49. Taxation of European e-commerce differs among countries

50. Using Internet materials may increase legal risk

Hand in list of target publications

VI        September 27  Speech / Censorship

1."Protecting Bloggers from Liability" New Jersey Law Journal September 26, 2011;

2.         “Federal Trade Commission Regulates Blogging" New Jersey Law Journal November 30, 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/bloggers-ftc.htm; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ProtectingBloggers.htm

3. "E-Speech Becoming Semi-free Speech" New Jersey Law Journal April 21, 2008; http://www.bicklaw.com/E-speechsemi-free.htm

4. "Surfing at the Library Could Get Less Restrictive" New Jersey Law Journal January 30, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/PublicLibraryInternet.htm

5. American Libraries Ass'n v. Pataki, 969 F. Supp. 160 (S.D.N.Y. June 20, 1997).

Plaintiffs filed an action challenging N.Y. Penal Law § 235.21(3), which was an attempt to keep people from transmitting material harmful to minors via the Internet. The basis of seeking relief was that the Act burdened free speech contrary to U.S. Const. amend. I and also burdened interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause.

6. “Political Spam” New Jersey Law Journal February 7, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/PoliticalSpam.htm

7. In Dow Jones & Co. v. Gutnick, Australia High Court [2002] H.C.A. 56 The Australian High Court held that Australian courts have jurisdiction over a claim of defamation based on material that was placed on the Internet outside of Australian borders. http://www.securitymana gement.com library/Dow_Gutnick0403.pdf#search='Dow%20Jones%20&%20 Co.%20v.%20Gutnick' (last visited 8/1/05)

8. “E-Broadcast” New Jersey Law Journal July 22, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-broadcast.htm

9.         Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (U.S., 1997) The Supreme Court has rejected attempts to extend the broadcast regime to the Internet.

Review Text Topics … Chapters 51 – 60  51. E-business is particularly susceptible to nine legal perils   52. International program license agreements are important for e-commerce outside of the U.S   53. The responsibility for content control by Internet service providers varies in Europe   54. Some countries legally protect personal data stored on the Internet   55. Worldwide Internet e-data legal protection varies   56. Internet signatures can be legally acceptable   57. Internet patents are subject to legal testing   58. Internet proxies are lawful   59. Internet intellectual property transfers must apply state law....   60. Internet message encryption laws diverge

VII      October 4        Torts

1.“Technology Can Cap Internet Facilitators's Liability" e-Commerce Law & Strategy February 1, 2012; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Techcancap.htm

2.         “Curbing Internet Defamation" New Jersey Law Journal January 19, 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/NovelE-speechtatics.htm

3. “Client Internet Services Expose Firms to New Liability” New Jersey Law Journal September 20, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Client_internet_to_Liability.htm

4. “e-Trespass” New York Law Journal, August 21, 2000 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-trespass.htm

5. eBay, Inc. v. Bidder's Edge, Inc., 100 F. Supp. 2d 1058 (N.D. Cal. 2000).

An internet-based trading site, brought suit against an internet-based aggregation site, seeking to prevent use of an automated querying program. Nine causes of action: trespass, false advertising, federal and state trademark dilution, computer fraud and abuse, unfair competition, misappropriation, interference with prospective economic advantage and unjust enrichment.

6. Pop-up Advertisement Litigation Strategies New Jersey Law Journal July 19, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Pop-op.htm

7. Spam Class Actions New Jersey Law Journal May 5, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/spam_class_action.htm

8. Stop Bad e-Publicity New Jersey Law Journal January 28, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Stop_Bad_e-publicity.htm

9. Cubby, Inc. v. Compuserve, Inc., 776 F. Supp. 135 (S.D.N.Y. 1991)

Review Text Topics … Chapters 61 – 70  61. Internet chemical purchases are subject to recipients' jurisdictional rules   62. International e-privacy laws are primarily voluntary   63. International e-copyright laws are in flux   64. Clicking "I agree" has different meanings around the world ...   65. Global e-buyers beware   66. International e-broadcasting legal rules are country specific..   67. Special legal liability is associated with e-promotions   68. Typical domain name cease-and-desist letter and an appropriate reply   69. Reply to domain name cease-and-desist letter   70. FCC has begun to regulate the Internet

Feedback given on guided research paper draft

VIII     October 11      Criminal Law

1. "Internet Crime and the Elderly" New Jersey Law Journal August 1, 2011 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Elderlaw.htm

2. A Hole in the CAN-SPAM Act New Jersey Law Journal May 10, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/hole_in_CAN-SPAM.htm

3. Circumventing the CAN-SPAM Act New Jersey Law Journal March 5, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Circumventing_CAM-SPAM-Act.htm

4. e-Respondeat Superior New Jersey Law Journal August 26, 2002  http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-respondeat_superior.htm

5. People v. Avila, 770 P.2d 1330 (Col. App 1988) - court holds that data stored on a computer disk satisfies "written instrument" requirement of forgery statute


7. “Avoiding e-Security Violations” NJLJ July 2, 2001 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-securities.htm


Review Text Topics … Chapters 71 – 80

71. Selling wine via the Internet is lawful

72. E-commerce infrastructure builder contracts require special elements

73. Forty-three state laws recognize digital signatures

74. The Federal Trade Commission has begun to regulate the Internet

75. The Internet is a litigation tool

76. The Internet is an evidentiary source

77. Internet legal evidence results in new legal difficulties

78. Promotion agency agreements for Internet services are advisable

79. e-mail is legally discoverable

80. Internet crimes and violations are emerging

Schedule feedback meetings

IX        October 18      Death and Taxes

1. "Who Inherits Your E-mail?" New Jersey Law Journal June 5, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/InheritE-mail.htm

2. Inheriting Deceased's E-mail New Jersey Law Journal March 7, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/InheritingDeceasedsE-mail.htm

3. Implementing e-Commerce Tax Policy, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Volume 13, Number 3 Summer 2000 13 Harv. J. Law & Tec. ___. Spring 2000. http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-commerce_tax_policy.htm

4. "Internet Access Service Not Subject to Sales Tax", NYLJ, June 19, 1997 page 5 (Course Materials 4)

5. Licensing Domain Name New York Law Journal, August 24, 1999 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/License_domain_Name.htm

6. Internet Tax Freedom Act. Act Oct. 21, 1998, P.L. 105-277, Div C, Title XI, 112 Stat. 2681-719; Nov. 28, 2001, P.L. 107-75, § 2, 115 Stat. 703; Dec. 3, 2004, P.L. 108-435, §§ 2-6A, 118 Stat. 2615 (effective 11/1/2003, as provided by § 8 of such Act)

Review Text Topics … Chapters 81 – 90

81. Reducing e-law risks is possible

82. Dot.com liability insurance contracts address legal risk

83. Copying, printing, and redistributing e-data are generally lawful

84. How can I protect my name on the Internet? Register it with many variations

85. Additional legal activity may be required to protect certain e-names

86. What can be done if someone links to a web site without permission?

87. Using the Internet to find Internet law is easy but may be inaccurate

88. Legally assigning Internet content usually requires a customized contract

89. Internet hijacking is unlawful without consent

90. Unauthorized framing is usually unlawful

X         October 25      Elements of electronic commerce

1. “Applying Technology to the Business of Health Care” New Jersey Law Journal April 30, 2012   http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-BusinessofHealthcare.htm

2. "Enforceable Browse Wrap Contracts" New Jersey Law Journal September 14, 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/index.html

3. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND THE INTERNET Copyright (c) 2000 Albany Law Journal of Science & Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology 2000; 10 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 205 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ADA.htm

4. “Protection of Underage Internet Users Impacts E-Commerce” New Jersey Law Journal January 18, 2010; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-import.htm

5. "Due Diligence for 'Dot-Com' Deals", Due Diligence New York Law Journal, May 18, 1999 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Due_diligence.htm.

6. "Coping With COPPA New Jersey Law Journal December 29, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Coping_with_COPPA.htm.

7. How e-Commerce Laws Can Increase the Digital Divide NATOA Journal of Municipal Telecommunication Policy December 2000. http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Digital_divide.htm

8. e-Dissemination The Internet Newsletter October 2001 volume 6, Number 7 American Lawyer Media -- Securities Law Avoiding the Violations Risked by Companies That Use the Web to Disseminate Information http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-dissemination.htm

9. Funding e-Firms The Daily Deal October 23, 2001 Copyright 2001 The Deal L.L.C. http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/funding%20e-firms.htm

10. Unauthorized Practice of Law Comm. v. Parsons Tech., Inc. Civil Action No. 3:97-CV-2859-H UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, DALLAS DIVISION 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 813 -- Defendant offered a computer software program that included legal forms along with instructions. Plaintiffs, the unauthorized practice of law committee, brought suit alleging that the selling of defendant's program violated Texas' unauthorized practice of law statute. The court granted plaintiffs' motion. The court found that the program violated the unauthorized practice of law statute because the preparation of legal instruments of all kinds involves the practice of law.

Vacated by, Remanded by: Unauthorized Practice of Law Comm. v. Parsons Tech., Inc., 179 F.3d 956, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 14234 (5th Cir. Tex. 1999) -- Plaintiff moved to enjoin defendant corporation from selling and distributing software programs entitled "Quicken Family Lawyer." The district court granted the motion. The court vacated the injunction and judgment. The state legislature, subsequent to the filing of defendant's appeal, had enacted an amendment to Tex. Govt. Code Ann. § 81.101 (1998). The amendment, H.R. 1507, 76th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Tex. 1999), stated that the practice of law did not include the sale or distribution of computer software if the products stated clearly and conspicuously that the products were not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

11. “Internet Merchant Service Agreements” September 2001 E-Commerce Supplement American Law Media http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Merchant_Service_Agreements.htm

12.       "Internet Ticket Sales "New Jersey Law Journal November 14, 2005; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-tickets.htm

Review Text Topics … Chapters 91 –100

91. Image (IMG) links normally increase legal liability

92. Offering securities through the Internet has legal limitations

93. E-notices help protect copyrights

94. Internet publicity releases help to limit legal liability

95. E-content writer's contract may be a work-for-hire agreement

96. Internet employment services agreements usually protects one party

97. Securities brokers' obligations apply to clients' Internet trading

98. Web Trust seal providers are liable to the public

99. Obscenity and indecency e-content regulation on the Internet is in flux

100. Some public access to the Internet is legally limited

XI        November 1    International Law

1.;"The Internet and Immigration" New Jersey Law Journal June 27, 2011; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Immigration.htm

2.         Protecting Domestic E-Commerce" May 31, 2010 New Jersey Law Journal http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-import.htm

3. "Overseas Courts Limit American Internet Speech" New Jersey Law Journal July 3, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/OverseasCourtsLimitAmericanE-Speech.htm

4. Course Materials 4 - Overseas Attorney View of E-Speech Restrictions -- response to "Overseas Courts Limit American Internet Speech" New Jersey Law Journal July 3, 2006;

5. Export Controls

The international transfer of information from one nation to raises the issue of prohibiting such information to certain countries to achieve national goals. Most frequently, the objective of export regulation is to protect national military security. Export controls are most readily defensible when there is a clear relationship between the high technology product and military applications. Because Internet technology can often be used for military purposes, said transfer raises national security issues.

Export Administration Act of 1979 - broadest application. The Act is administered through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) within the Commerce Department. These regulations govern the vast majority of dual-use high technology equipment.

6. Import Controls

7. Europe / Asia  /  America

Review Text Topics … Chapters 101

101.Taxes apply to Internet transactions

Schedule second feedback meetings

XII      November 8    Regulated activity - Gambling, Spam,  and Drugs

1. "Dual Use Spam" New Jersey Law Journal May 8, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/DualUseSpam.htm

2. Spammers Should Know Their Source New Jersey Law Journal April 11, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/SpamTargetSource.htm

3. Is your Client a Spammer? New Jersey Law Journal October 18, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/client_a_spammer.htm

4. Franchise Law Applies to Internet New Jersey Law Journal September 20, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Franchise_Law.htm

5. Legality of Internet Wine Sales in Flux New Jersey Law Journal July 19, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Legality_internet_sales.htm

6. Granholm v. Heald, 125 S. Ct. 1885 (U.S., 2005) -- State laws allowed in-state wineries to make direct sales to customers. They force out-of-state wineries to make sales only through wholesalers and retailers at greater expense. The wineries contended that the regulatory schemes discriminated against interstate commerce. States argued that the schemes were necessary to prevent underage persons from purchasing wine and to promote the collection of taxes. The Court held that the state laws discriminated against interstate commerce. It also found that the discrimination was not authorized by U.S. Const. amend XXI, § 2.

7. e-Credit Card Contract The Internet Newsletter November 2001 volume 6, Number 8 American Lawyer Media http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-credit.htm

8. Purchase of Medications Online is Lawful New Jersey Law Journal April 9, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/medications_purchase_online.htm

9. E-Commerce Insurance New Jersey Law Journal August 19, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-commerce_insurance.htm

10. E-Outsourcing New Jersey Law Journal October 29, 2001 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-outsourcing.htm

11. Funding e-Firms The Daily Deal October 23, 2001 Tuesday http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/funding%20e-firms.htm

XIII     November 15  Student Presentations and special topics

Special topics and begin Class Presentations of Guided Research (10 minutes each) … peer critique

1. Internet Charity Registration Requirements New Jersey Law Journal May 9, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/InternetCharityRules.htm

2. Matrimonial Lawyers Have a New Tool New Jersey Law Journal January 3, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-MatrimonialLaw.htm

3. RIAA Suits The Internet Newsletter September 26, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/RIAA_Suits.htm

4. The Recording Industry Association of America Sues Its Members' Customers New Jersey Law Journal November 3, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-download_suits.htm

5. Top HR E-Laws New Jersey Law Journal June 9, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Top_HR_e-laws.htm

XIV     November 20 (TU) Student Presentations and special topics TERM PAPERS DUE

Special topics and begin Class Presentations of Guided Research (10 minutes each) … peer critique

Final papers must be handed in on the last day of Class