Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2011
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Mendocino
    Floor: Second Floor

    One or more presenters were selected from a call for papers.


    Do we need to reconsider how the law treats social norms and customs?  This is a perennial topic in legal scholarship, but it seems to have new urgency in light of how quickly the Internet and other technologies facilitate the adoption of new social practices.  For example, the availability of social media like YouTube have fostered the widespread use of copyrighted material to create amateur works.  Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace seem to have spawned new norms about semi-public sharing of personal information.  New practices are also facilitated by businesses—for example, people appear willing to surrender a great deal of private information to businesses despite their stated preferences, the warnings of privacy activists, and the concerns of many scholars.  This panel will consider whether and how intellectual property law, privacy law, contract law and other law should respond to relatively new norms and customs.


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of South Carolina School of Law

Organization: University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Organization: BlurryEdge Strategies

Organization: Vanderbilt University Law School

Organization: Southern Illinois University School of Law

Organization: Florida International University College of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Session Fees
  • 6250 Internet and Computer Law: $0.00