The Internet Law Primer

The internet has become a tool that has redefined and continues to redefine our concept of communication and how we interact as a society. Without a doubt, it represents a paradigmic shift in media and communication as we know it. So revolutionary is it that it has created a wealth of new legal issues that, by the nature of the medium, extend beyond any juridictional or geographical boundries. Global computer-based communications cut across territorial borders and thus underminine the feasibility and legitimacy of applying laws based on geographic boundaries.

This presentation is designed to be a basic introduction for laymen to the legal issues that address modern life on the web. Enjoy!


The Problem - Introduction to the problems associated with the application of traditional legal principles to the Internet.
Governing the Net A look at the possibilities for regulating activity on the Internet.
Intellectual Property and Copyright - What is protected and how to protect it.
Libel/Slander - Defamation law on the net.
Freedom of Expression - First Amendment and the Internet.
Links to Other Internet Law Resources


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