COMM 2551: Free Speech in Cyberspace
Lecture - 4 credits
- Examines the intersection of law, policy, and new (or relatively new) information and communication technologies.
- New technologies offer the possibility of new forms of creativity, political engagement, and social life; they also, however, offer very real opportunities to cause serious reputational harm, promote damaging malicious speech, create new controls on creativity, and violate privacy.
- Uses readings and in-class activities to consider how values and principles that have historically been deemed important apply to the world of new information and communication technologies.
- Examines how law and policy shape the development and use of new technologies and, at the same time, investigates how new technologies challenge, undermine, and reconfigure existing law and policy.
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