Module 2 -- October 7 through 13, 2013

Topic: Roles of International Law, the State, and the Private Sector in Cyberspace

If not the borderless realm for which its early pioneers once hoped, the Internet is at least transnational. So, if it must be governed, shouldn’t it be governed by international law? In July, 2011, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano called for an “international legal framework” to “govern[ ] cyber.” What international law does or could prevent cyber crime, limit cyber arms and warfare, and protect the free flow of ideas and of commerce? Can treaties do that?


Reading Activity:

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Pre-Discussion Activity:

Please post on the Discussion Board at least one question or clarification regarding the readings or the lecture prior to the live session on Thursday.


Online Seminar - Live Session:

Participate in the live online seminar on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Eastern

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