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Topic AreasBusiness Law
This course is designed to give students an overview of legal and societal issues that individuals and corporations face in the new world of cyberspace. The digital revolution has also roused ethical problems, and these are covered in the course under topics such as infringement of patent, copyright, and trademark laws, identity theft, invasion of privacy issues involving intrusion, e-mail defamation, data mining violations, breach of confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, child and adult pornography, and methods to handle the differences in U.S. and international law.
Throughout the course these topics are thoroughly covered and ethical repercussions for individuals and corporations are explored. Court decisions, emerging new cyber law statutes and guest speakers also enhance the path to understanding the rapidly evolving internet.