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CS 498 RC1 - Law &Policy Issues in CS

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

For up-to-date information about CS course restrictions, please see the following link: http://go.cs.illinois.edu/csregister Law and Policy Issues In Computer Science This course will explore the intersection of public policy and computing technology. After a basic overview of the US legal system and administrative state, the course will examine the ways computing technology is regulated in areas such as privacy, crime, intellectual property, commerce, and national security. Students in the course will complete a series of technical projects related to legal issues, including scrutinizing digital rights management technology, evaluating digital forensics reports and expert testimony, and critiquing software patents. Students will also be expected to regularly read and respond to excerpts from relevant legal cases. Topics covered in the course will include Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections in cyberspace, network neutrality, antitrust, Section 230, cryptocurrency and digital pro

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TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Law &Policy Issues in CSRC149838L431400 - 1515 T R  2035 Campus Instructional Facility Ryan Matthew Cunningham