Rutgers Course Descriptions


Course No: 23:600:585

Credits: 020

Description: Since 1998 the Internet has been found to be “mainstream” by every commercial standard. The Internet continues to reshape every aspect of business activity. Today’s laws were mostly framed for pre-internet conditions, but rapid changes are essential for electronic commerce to flourish. This seminar will examine the specific business law related issues which every firm must address when marketing a product on-line, executing an electronic payment process or an associated electronic delivery of goods and services. The Internet has changed expectations about convenience, speed, comparability, price, service, and business transactions at every level. Such changes are being reflected in corresponding changes in commercial law. Most of the difficulties addressed by this seminar did not even exist five years ago such as Internet site terms of use agreements, MP3 pirates, digital authentication, UCC Article 2B, web site tenant rights, among others. Unlike an Internet Law Seminar, which considers a broad cross-section of Internet legal matters, this seminar will focus on legal issues associated with computer, information, and telecommunication technologies as well as the Internet that result in electronic business transactions.

Course Title: INTERNET LAW

Course No: 23:600:660

Credits: 020

Description: The Internet interpenetrates all aspect of the law. This course addresses the novel legal challenges posed by the Internet in 12 separate areas of the law including; Contract (digital signatures, Electronic Data Exchange, Internet contracts), Copyright (Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Internet licensing), Privacy (Electronic Privacy Laws, State Internet tort statues, European Union Personal Data Directive); Constitutional (right to anonymous speech, Child On-line Protect Act, Communication Decency Act), Advertising (CAN-SPAM Act), Tort (electronic trespass to chattels, e-mail abuse);Trademark (Domain Name Dispute Resolution Process, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act); Trade (Child On-line Privacy Protection Act); Equal Access (Americans with Disabilities Act, No Child Left Behind Law); Criminal (Pornography, Unauthorized Entry, Cyber-stalking); Civil Procedure (web site jurisdiction, Internet “John Doe Claim” ), Taxation (Internet Tax Moratorium).


Course No: 23:600:696

Credits: 020

Description: The class begins with a review of Internet intellectual property issues including those related to copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity violations and unfair business practices. Next the course will consider special Internet intellectual property matters as they relate to electronic advertising and sale of content, music, data, and images via the Internet, including compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The course will then consider domain names and trademark disputes including cyber-squatting, ICANN Dispute Resolution, Meta tags infringement, hyperlink infringement and related litigation of Internet intellectual property disputes. Finally the course will study electronic and traditional Internet intellectual property acquisition and transfer agreements. Approximately, 100 of the most frequently encountered Internet intellectual property matters will be presented.