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Re: [WEBIDS] Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers
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- Subject: Re: [WEBIDS] Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers
- From: "Annie Tremmel Wilcox (by way of email@example.com Peter D. Verheyen)" <annie-wilcox@UIOWA.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 13:12:41 -0400
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Considering all the discussion lately about copyright, you might post this
to the list if you think it's appropriate and of interest.
At 10:08 AM 6/13/96 CST, you wrote:
>I've just received this information about an on-line course
>'Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers.' Instructions for signing
>up for the course listserv are included in the note. The web
>site already has lots of good information on it.
>CYBERSPACE LAW FOR NON-LAWYERS
>Email number: 1
>* * * * * * * * *
> Welcome to the Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers electronic course.
>As with a "real" course in the "real world," let's begin with a few
> You can expect one e-mail message every Monday, Wednesday, and
>Friday for the duration of the course. Each message should be no more than
>two - four individual screens or so. We anticipate that the course will last
>for approximately three months.
> Please note that this course is running on a one-way listserver; do not
>reply to any of the messages you receive, for your replies will not be
>transmitted anywhere (and will simply clog up the listserver). We have,
>however, made arrangements with Counsel Connect and Court TV to post all of
>our course material on a World Wide Web site; the URL is
> This site includes a discussion function which will allow you, if you
>inclined, to post your own comments and reactions to the individual messages
>that we have mailed out.
> Because this course is going to cover "cyberspace law for
>non-lawyers," we should probably begin with a few words about what we mean by
>"cyberspace law." Cyberspace is a new and exciting frontier, and
>presents a host of new and difficult legal questions in many areas. The
>development of legal rules that will govern activity in this new environment
>is likely to be a complex, and at times a controversial, process. We hope to
>give you a basic framework that will help you think about some
>of the questions that have arisen in six areas of the law: copyright,
>privacy, trademark, libel, free expression, and contracting. Our framework
>is drawn primarily from existing United States law, largely because that is
>the law that we know best.
> We do not have, and we do not pretend to have,
>the magic wand that can resolve all of the difficult questions arising out
>of online communications. We hope that this short course will serve as a
>springboard for additional thinking and discussion among Netizens about the
>way that law can, and should, be applied to these fascinating questions.
> We will begin the course in the next message with a discussion of
>Copyright Law, moving on to the other areas thereafter. We look forward to
>sharing this material with you.
> * * * * *
> Larry Lessig David Post Eugene Volokh
> * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>* * * * * * * * * *
>Cyberspace-Law for non-lawyers is presented by the Cyberspace
>Law Institute and Counsel Connect.
> Please note that this is an announcement-only list and not a
>discussion list. Do not attempt to post comments to the list, as
>they will be ignored. An open discussion about these issues
>is being held at our archive web site at
>To SUBSCRIBE to Cyberspace-Law, send a message to
>with the command
>SUBSCRIBE CYBERSPACE-LAW yourFirstname yourLastname
>in the body of your e-mail, (replacing "yourFirstname" and
>"yourLastname" with your first and last names -- or such pseudonyms as you
>To UNSUBSCRIBE to Cyberspace-Law, send a message to
>with the command
>in the body. (Do NOT include your name in an unsubscribe
>(N.B. Neither the address nor the listprocessor commands are case
> Alan Lewine ..........................................
Annie Tremmel Wilcox