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Intellectual Property and e-commerce

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David Tungate,


Undergraduate Business


Law and Ethics

Course Description

The course is intended to instruct students on the creation of the Internet and the World Wide Web, including the creation of the Domain Naming System. The course will provide an understanding of how the WWW "Web" operates (from its creation to the present), how the laws of various countries interact with the Web; how issues of privacy are addressed and the role of private parties and government in monitoring privacy. The course will examine how intellectual property is created and protected; who owns the property; and the role of ownership of the intellectual property interacts with antitrust laws. The course examines how contracts are formed and administered on the Web by entities created to minimize taxes and personal liability risks for the owners/shareholders of those entities.


Lecture: 160min/wk