Internet Law: Political & Legal Dimensions

B792 is taught by Medina

This graduate seminar will introduce graduate students to the political and legal aspects of information technology as seen in multiple disciplines. The course will cover readings from areas such as policy, law, anthropology, and history, and will address topics such as regulating the Internet; the politics of information infrastructure; intellectual property and access to knowledge; data collection and data-driven governance; and information technology for development. Students will read the work of and interact with leading scholars who will be coming to campus as part of Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics Spring Colloquium Series (RKCSI). Students will also complete weekly reading assignments, a midterm book review, and a 20-page final paper on a topic of their choosing.

Please note: This class meets according to School of Informatics regulations and calendar.