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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: Tenth Edition -Fully revised and released July 2020  

The tenth edition features a new section on Content Moderation, which includes content policies from Facebook, Reddit, Parler, and Ravelry. The Harmful Speech section has also been reorganized to include State v. Austin (on the nonconsensual distribution of intimate images), along with note material on fraud, incitement, public nudity, and intellectual property. Other new cases and materials include the California Consumer Privacy Act, hiQ v. LinkedIn (on the CFAA and scraping public website), and Sinclair v. Ziff Davis (on the copyright licensing of Instagram embeds). Other changes have been made throughout, with updated terminology and revisions to numerous notes and questions with late-breaking cases and other new developments.

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