University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

Course Description
The Internet allows individuals to share ideas and creative works with the world with little to no cost. But what happens when people use the Internet to harass, defame, andotherwise injure others? And what happens when people copy films, songs, and novels? Do the websites and apps that allow users to post and share content bear any responsibility to police their users? This short course will explore the unique protections afforded to online intermediaries under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the policies that animate those statutes.

Short Course Attendance Policy -
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 02-08-2016 - 02-13-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
02-08-2016 - 02-11-2016   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM A216B
02-12-2016 - 02-12-2016   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM A216B
02-13-2016 - 02-13-2016   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM A216B

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: One of the following Intellectual Property courses: Intellectual Property, IP for Business Lawyers, Copyright, or Trademark
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Daily Assignments
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
New Course
New Professor
Short Course
Special Restrictions: Special Restriction – JD students can enroll with permission of the Director of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Program. (Harold Flegelman)
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
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