Fall 2014- Internet Law Seminar

Fall 2014
Fall 2014-- Internet Law Credits: 2 Thursday 3:55 pm - 5:55 pm
Rutgers School of Law–Newark Center for Law and Justice 123 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102–3046
First Day of Classes Thursday August 28

Last Class Schedule– Final work product due Tuesday, November 25 (TUESDAY)

Internet Law Seminar summary -- The explosive growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce and communications poses novel legal challenges. This course addresses issues that must be considered when transacting business, offering services, or merely using the Internet. It covers electronic commerce, intellectual property protection, state regulations, contracts, privacy, torts, taxation, speech, crime, security regulations, advertising, and jurisdiction.
Internet Law Seminar Course Outline and Schedule
Class Date Topic
I August 28 Introduction to the Internet and Internet Law
II September 4 Internet Technology and Internet Law Models
III September 11 Privacy
IV September 18 Internet application to Jurisdiction, Regulation and more
V September 25 Intellectual Property - Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents
VI October 2 Speech / Censorship
VII October 9 Torts
VIII October 16 Criminal Law
IX October 23 Death and Taxes
X October 30 Elements of electronic commerce
XI November 6 International Law
XII November 13 Regulated activity - Gambling, Spam, and Drugs
XIII November 20 Student Presentations and special topics
XIV November 25 (TU) Student Presentations and special topics TERM PAPERS DUE

I August 28 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)
6. "Failure to Consult Internet May Result in Legal Malpractice" New Jersey Law Journal January 21, 2013; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/FailuretoConsultInternet MayResultinLegalMalpractice.htm
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 September 4 Internet Technology and Internet Law Models
1. “Judicial Notice and the Internet: The Legal Reasoning and Technical Basis for Taking Judicial Notice of the Fact that Internet Pages Display from the Top-Left-Hand Corner Out” Washburn Law Journal Spring 2013; http://www.bicklaw.com/JudicalNotice_000.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 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/SurmountingE-monitoring1stAmendmentDifficulties.htm
8. Overview of Internet law issues -- (Course Materials 2 and 3)
9. "Protection of Underage Internet Users Impacts E-Commerce New Jersey Law Journal January 18, 2010 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Protection.htm
Review Text Topics … Chapters 11 – 20 …
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
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 11 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
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
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 18 Internet application to Jurisdiction, Regulation and related matters
1. "Improper Internet Use Exacerbates Malpractice Exposure" New Jersey Law Journal January 20, 2014; http://bicklaw.com/Publications/Malpractice.htm
2. "How Internet Use Can Ameliorate Mass-tort Litigatoin Difficulties" New Jersey Law Journal December 16, 2013; http://bicklaw.com/Publications/E-masstortlitigation.htm
3. "Cyber Rentals" New Jersey Law Journal April 24, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/CyberRentals.htm
4. 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
5. E-Land Transfer New York Law Journal, April 14, 1999 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Land_transfer.htm
6. "Internet Job Application Regulations" New Jersey Law Journal March 6, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/InternetJobApplicationRegulations.htm
7. E Self Help New Jersey Law Journal September 30, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-self_help.htm
8. 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.
9. Top HR E-Laws New Jersey Law Journal June 9, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Top_HR_e-laws.htm
10. E-Cyber Squatting New Jersey Law Journal December 2, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-cyber_squatting.htm
11. Cybersell v. Cybersell 130 F. 3d 414 (9th Cir. 1997) Passive Websites and the requirement of "something more"
12. Panavision International v. Toeppen 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1998) The effects of on-line activities
13. 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 25 Intellectual Property - Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
1. "The Maturing Nature of e-Intellectual Property Legal Services" New Jersey Law Journal November 12, 2012;http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/newservice.htm
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 http://www.bicklaw.com/e-Franchiseproblems.htm
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. “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
8. e-Publications New Jersey Law Journal, November 20, 2000 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Pubications.htm
9. Protecting Internet Communications New Jersey Law Journal January 17, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ProtectingInternetCommunications.htm
10. METRO-GOLDWYN v. GROKSTER, LTD., 125 S. Ct. 2764; 162 L. Ed. 2d 781; June 27, 2005 -- 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 software was distributed with object of promoting infringement.
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 October 2 Speech / Censorship
1. “Old vs. New: Bloggers Want Same Rights as Mass Media" New Jersey Law Journal August 22, 2013; http://bicklaw.com/oldblogers.htm
2. "Identifying Unnamed Online Speakers Just Got Easier" New Jersey Law Journal May 13, 2013; http://www.bicklaw.com/IDE-speakers.htm
3."Anonymous Versus Fraudulent Internet Speech" New Jersey Law Journal September 12, 2012; http://www.bicklaw.com/speechandfraud.htm
4. "E-Speech Becoming Semi-free Speech" New Jersey Law Journal April 21, 2008; http://www.bicklaw.com/E-speechsemi-free.htm
5. "Surfing at the Library Could Get Less Restrictive" New Jersey Law Journal January 30, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/PublicLibraryInternet.htm
6. 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.
7. “Political Spam” New Jersey Law Journal February 7, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/PoliticalSpam.htm
8. 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)
9. “E-Broadcast” New Jersey Law Journal July 22, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-broadcast.htm
10. Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (U.S., 1997) The Supreme Court has rejected attempts to extend the broadcast regime to the Internet.
11. "Protecting Bloggers from Liability" New Jersey Law Journal September 26, 2011; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/ProtectingBloggers.htm
12. “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
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 9 Torts
1.“Technology Can Cap Internet Facilitators’ 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 16 Criminal Law
1. “Some States Criminalize Internet Identity Theft" New Jersey Law Journal November 18, 2013; http://bicklaw.com/SomeStatesCriminalizeInternetIdentityTheft.htm
2. "Internet Crime and the Elderly" New Jersey Law Journal August 1, 2011 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Elderlaw.htm
3. “A Hole in the CAN-SPAM Act” New Jersey Law Journal May 10, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/hole_in_CAN-SPAM.htm
4. “Circumventing the CAN-SPAM Act” New Jersey Law Journal March 5, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Circumventing_CAM-SPAM-Act.htm
5. “e-Respondeat Superior” New Jersey Law Journal August 26, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-respondeat_superior.htm
6. 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
8. “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 24 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 30 Elements of electronic commerce
1. "Treatment of Internet Licenses in Bankruptcy" New Jersey Law Journal February 10, 2014; http://www.bicklaw.com/TreatmentofInternet LicensesinBankruptcy.htm
2. "Existing Law Promotes Internet Advertising" New Jersey Law Journal April 1, 2013; http://www.bicklaw.com/ExistingLawPromotese-Adv.htm
3. "Enforceable Browse Wrap Contracts" New Jersey Law Journal September 14, 2009; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/index.html
4. 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
5. “Protection of Underage Internet Users Impacts E-Commerce” New Jersey Law Journal January 18, 2010; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-import.htm
6. "Due Diligence for 'Dot-Com' Deals", Due Diligence New York Law Journal, May 18, 1999 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Due_diligence.htm.
7. "Coping With COPPA New Jersey Law Journal December 29, 2003 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Coping_with_COPPA.htm.
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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.
12. “Internet Merchant Service Agreements” September 2001 E-Commerce Supplement American Law Media http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Merchant_Service_Agreements.htm
13. "Internet Ticket Sales "New Jersey Law Journal November 14, 2005; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-tickets.htm
14. “Applying Technology to the Business of Health Care” New Jersey Law Journal April 30, 2012 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/E-BusinessofHealthcare.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 6 International Law
1. "International Internet Law Suffers Growing Pains" New Jersey Law Journal January 6, 2014; http://bicklaw.com/Publications/E-growningpains.htm
2. "Integrating Trans-Atlantic Internet Medical Law" New Jersey Law Journal February 4, 2013; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/IntegratingTrans-AtlanticInternetMedicalLaw.htm
3. Protecting Domestic E-Commerce" May 31, 2010 New Jersey Law Journal http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-import.htm
4. "Overseas Courts Limit American Internet Speech" New Jersey Law Journal July 3, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/OverseasCourtsLimitAmericanE-Speech.htm
5. 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;
6. 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.
7. Import Controls
8. Europe / Asia / America
9. "The Internet and Immigration" New Jersey Law Journal June 27, 2011; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-Immigration.htm
Review Text Topics … Chapters 101 ----- 101.Taxes apply to Internet transactions
Schedule second feedback meetings

XII November 13 Regulated activity - Gambling, Spam, and Drugs
1. "Selling Municipal Securities via the Internet" New Jersey Law Journal November 11, 2013; http://bicklaw.com/SellingMunicipalSecuritiesviatheInternet.htm
2. "Dual Use Spam" New Jersey Law Journal May 8, 2006; http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/DualUseSpam.htm
3. Spammers Should Know Their Source New Jersey Law Journal April 11, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/SpamTargetSource.htm
4. Is your Client a Spammer? New Jersey Law Journal October 18, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/client_a_spammer.htm
5. Franchise Law Applies to Internet New Jersey Law Journal September 20, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Franchise_Law.htm
6 Legality of Internet Wine Sales in Flux New Jersey Law Journal July 19, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/Legality_internet_sales.htm
7. 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.
8. e-Credit Card Contract The Internet Newsletter November 2001 volume 6, Number 8 American Lawyer Media http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-credit.htm
9. Purchase of Medications Online is Lawful New Jersey Law Journal April 9, 2004 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/medications_purchase_online.htm
10. E-Commerce Insurance New Jersey Law Journal August 19, 2002 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-commerce_insurance.htm
11. E-Outsourcing New Jersey Law Journal October 29, 2001 http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/e-outsourcing.htm
12. Funding e-Firms The Daily Deal October 23, 2001 Tuesday http://www.bicklaw.com/Publications/funding%20e-firms.htm

XIII November 20 Student Presentations and special topics
Special topics and begin Class Presentations of Guided Research (10 minutes each) … peer critique
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. 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. Internet Charity Registration Requirements New Jersey Law Journal May 9, 2005 http://www.bicklaw.com/InternetCharityRules.htm

XIV November 25 (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