Harry S. Hawk (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:01:05 -0400 (EDT)

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Harvard's Berkman center offers Internet policy course The Berkman
Center for the Internet & Society at Harvard Law School is offering an
experimental online course open to the public called Intellectual
Property in Cyberspace. The course will address the question of who
should own what on the Internet. It will consider topics such as how
should Internet domain names be assigned? Should creators of material
posted on the Net be able to object when their creations are mangled
or misrepresented? How should the law deal with situations in which
multiple authors contribute to creation of materials on the Net?
Should Internet service providers be liable for copyright infringement
when they unwittingly carry copyrighted materials without the
permission of their owners. The six-week-long course will expose
students to the latest court decisions, legislation, and scholarship
on intellectual property issues raised by the emergence of the
Internet. Students will present and refine their own views on the
issues by participating in virtual seminars and threaded
conferences. The course is free and open to the public, but
registration is limited and only available through the center's Web
site. No credits or certificates will be offered.

[Cont: Donna Wentworth, Berkman Center, 617-495-7547] More info: