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JOU 541 THE FIRST AMENDMENT, INTERNET, AND SOCIETY. (3)

JOU 541 THE FIRST AMENDMENT, INTERNET, AND SOCIETY. (3)

The course will focus on the legal and policy environment of the Internet. Particular attention will be paid to social media, libel, privacy, hate speech, obscenity, and copyright issues. How the First Amendment has been adapted to new media technology is a central part of the class. The course also provides an introduction to the legal system and the basics of legal research.
Prereq: JOU 541 will be restricted to JOU majors in primary window; open to other majors in the School in secondary window; open to other students during add/drop.