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In this casebook, author James Grimmelmann provides tightly edited cases, focused questions, and topical problems to direct students’ attention to critical issues. Mini-essays provide the technical background to make sense of Internet technologies and the historical conetext to make sense of Internet law. The core of the book can be taught comfortably in a 3-credit course, but professors can easily use the book's embarassment of riches to explore topics of interest. The casebook responds to the “law of the horse” critique by embracing the doctrinal diversity of Internet Law. It prepares students for complex, real-life practice by showing how actual Internet cases raise interrelated problems from throughout law.


NOW AVAILABLE: Ninth Edition -Fully revised and released July 2019  

The ninth edition includes a new section in Chapter 9 on platforms as marketplaces that includes La Park La Brea A v. Airbnb, Erie v. Amazon (on Amazon’s liability for defective products from third-party sellers), and the NLRB’s opinion letter classifying Uber drivers as independent contractors. Other new cases and principal materials include State v. Decker (online indecent exposure); Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump (on governmental blocking of users on social media); Commonwealth v. Carter (causing suicide through online messages); Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein v. USAA (judicial recusal over Facebook friendship); an amicus brief by Eugene Volokh (on forged takedown orders); and Microsoft v. Motoroloa (on standard essential patents and FRAND commitments). 

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