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Jonathan Zittrain

George Bemis Professor of International Law, HLS

This course offers a rigorous introduction to the field of cyberlaw. We will investigate the evolving nature of online architecture and activities, and the ways in which law has been, and will be, leveraged to influence them.

Course themes include the complex interaction between Internet governance organizations and sovereign states, the search for balance between the ease of disseminating information online and the interest of copyright holders, privacy advocates, and others in controlling that dissemination, and the roles of intermediaries and platforms in shaping what people can and cannot do online. The course will entail an intense array of learning and teaching methods. Students will be expected to participate in a variety of activities. May include Berkman Center fellows and affiliates.

This course will be taught jointly by Professor Jonathan Zittrain and Mr. Jordi Weinstock. Application link can be accessed at:  Applications will be due November 11, 2018.

Also offered by the Law School as 2433 and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as COMPSCI 90nbr.