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- This course surveys briefly the American legal system and the basic law of contracts. Reference is made to typical business transactions and, by a study of pertinent cases, how the various principles of contract law apply to them.
- This course surveys the American legal system and the basic law of contracts as it relates to business in the 21st century. Reference is made to typical business transactions both traditional and electronic, and by a study of pertinent cases, how the various principles of contract law apply to them. Additionally, this course examines at how courts, legislatures, and regulators confront the major legal issues that the Internet poses. Major topics include: how legally-enforceable contracts are made online; how courts determine jurisdiction over online transactions; intellectual property rules as they relate to digital assets such as music, video, and online texts; control over Internet domain names; liability of intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers and search engines; and online privacy protections.