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ERIC Number: EJ905003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Troubled Times at Upturn Records: Getting Traditional Legal Concepts to Dance to the New Online Beat
Bird, Robert C.; Ponte, Lucille M.; Ferrera, Gerald R.; Lichtenstein, Stephen D.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v22 n1 p1-38 Sep 2004
Topics like employment discrimination, personal jurisdiction, first amendment and copyright, are commonly taught in many legal environment and business law courses. Law faculty often seek to find new and interesting vehicles for helping their students to better understand and critically analyze these traditional legal concepts. Today's college students are daily users of e-mail, chat rooms, bulletin board services, file-sharing programs, point-and-click online shopping, and instant and text messaging. This article introduces a hypothetical case study, "Troubled Times at Upturn Records," with relevant cyberlaw cases that can aid faculty in engaging students who have grown up in an online world to critically think about and analyze tried and true legal concepts. In examining the hypothetical case study and the current cyberlaw cases, faculty can integrate traditional legal environment and business law concepts with contemporary legal problems in the online world, such as electronic discovery in an employment law matter, freedom of speech under the First Amendment as regards virtual child pornography, P2P file sharing under copyright law, and personal jurisdiction in a global marketplace. In the context of the case study and cyberlaw cases, this article provides pedagogical guides on each topic and useful Web sites to aid in class discussions and assignments. (Contains 154 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Copyright Law 1976; First Amendment