Professor Michael A.
Telephone - 562-5800,
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper or Web Site Project
- Class and
Tuesdays - 12 -
Wednesdays - 1 -
Or any time by
MAJOR PAPER OR WEB SITE PROJECT -
Paper may focus on any
aspect of Internet speech and privacy law.
Students should submit a short proposal
indicating their desired topic prior to
commencing significant work on the project
no later than January 28th. The paper or
Web site project must be submitted no
later than April 10th (the first day of
the exam period). Late papers will be
penalized at a rate of 2% per day.
- CRTC Internet
- The right of anonymity
- Privacy expectations
- The regulation of hate
speech, Zundel hearings, etc.
- The regulation of
political speech, election polls,
anonymous political speech, etc.
- The use of AUPs
- Enforcement and
jurisdictional problems with the
- Bill C-6
- Self-regulation of
- Online defamation
- Comparative speech
- Obscenity regulation
- Comparative privacy
- Domain name
administration and dispute
- ISP liability for
copyright or criminal violations
The web site project
option allows students to create a web
site devoted to their research topic.
Although much of the writing will be the
same, it will enable students to insert
hyperlinks, images, and take advantage of
other features of the Web. For a good
example of such a project, check out this
student web project on Internet
CLASS AND ONLINE PARTICIPATION -
participation at all classes is mandatory.
Students will be expected to have read the
required materials and to have completed
the "stuff to do" for each week.
The class will also
feature an online discussion forum.
Students are expected to participate in
the online forum in the same manner as in
class. To join the list, send an email to
click on the Discussion Forum page.
Please note that students
that regularly miss class or do not
contribute to the in-class and online
discussions, will face a lower
participation grade that may adversely
impact their overall grade.
CLASS PRESENTATION - 10%
Students will be asked to
conduct a presentation on their area of
research. This may take the form of a
short in-class presentation (the final
four weeks of the course are blocked off
for this purpose) or by conducting a
week-long online moderated discussion
supported by regular postings designed to
increase online discussion. Students
interested in the online moderation option
should discuss their plans with me as soon
Course materials will be
found in Volume One of Internet Law in
The casebook will be available the first
week of January. Additional materials may
be posted on the course Web site from time