Advanced Commercial Law: Law of eCommerce (LAW 5766)

SMU Dedman School of Law

Dallas, Texas

 

Peter S. Vogel, Adjunct

Fall 2011

(Monday, 9:00 – 10:40 am)

(101 Florence)

(updated August 5, 2011)

 


 

Take Home Final Exam Beginning November 28, 2011 and must be returned to the Registrar by 5pm on December 15, 2011.

 

Class#1 - August 22, 2011 Six Big Bang Theory: History of the Internet and e-Commerce

 

A Brief History of the Internet http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml

 

The Internet: A Short History of Getting Connected, http://www.fcc.gov/omd/history/internet/

 

Class#2 – August 29, 2011 Formation of Electronic Contracts

 

Google Terms of Service http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

 

Bing (Microsoft Service Agreement)  http://explore.live.com/microsoft-service-agreement?ref=none&mkt=en-us

 

Yahoo! Terms of Service http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html

 

AOL Terms of Service http://legal.aol.com/terms-of-service/full-terms/

 

ProCD v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=11811009805458694240&q=86+F.3d+1447+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

              

Hotmail Corp. v. Van$ Money Pie, Inc., 47 U.S.P.Q 2d 1020 (BNA) (N.D. Cal. April 16, 1998) http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/property00/alternatives/hotmail.html

 

Caspi v. Microsoft Network, L.L.C., No. A-2182-97T5 (Sup. Ct. N.J., July 2, 1999) http://legal.web.aol.com/decisions/dlother/caspi.html

Specht et al v. Netscape http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=9587085159184835436&q=306+F.3d+17&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

Feldman v. Google, Inc., 2007 WL 966011 (E.D. Pa. March 29, 2007) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12924449127890724535&q=Feldman+v.+Google&hl=en&as_sdt=2002


Class#3 - September 12, 2011 Jurisdiction and Venue

 

Zippo Mfg. Co. v. Zippo Dot Com, Inc., 952 F. Supp. 1119 (W.D. Pa. 1997). http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2622455915709061368&q=.,+952+F.+Supp.+1119+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

 

Mink v. AAAA, 190 F.3d 333 (5th Cir. 1999) http://legal.web.aol.com/decisions/dlother/mink.html

Blumenthal v. Drudge, 992 F. Supp. 44 (D.D.C. 1998) http://www.techlawjournal.com/courts/drudge/80423opin.htm

Yahoo! Inc. v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L’ Antisemitisme., DC No. CV-00-21275-JF (9th Cir). Yahoo! Inc. v. La Ligue Contre LeRacisme et L’ Antisemitisme.

Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roomates.com LLC, No. 04-56916 (9th Cir., May 15, 2007) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12982314326945878032&q=Fair+Housing+Council+of+San+Fernando+Valley+v.+Roomates.com+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

 

Bragg v. Linden Research, Inc., No. CIV.A.06 4925 (E.D. Pennsylvania, May 30, 2007) http://pub.bna.com/eclr/064925_053007.pdf

Class#4 – September 19, 2011 UETA, e-Sign, and e-Filing

 

Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=106_cong_bills&docid=f:s761enr.txt.pdf

Texas Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA) http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.322.htm

Texas Department of Information Resources http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/UETA_Guideline.htm

Texas electronic filing (e-Filing) http://www.texas.gov/en/tx-efiling/Pages/default.aspx

US EC/CFM http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf/

M.A.  Mortenson Co. v. Timberline Software Corp., et al. (Wash. 2000) http://legal.web.aol.com/decisions/dlother/mortensonopinion.html

WIREdata, Inc. v. Village of Sussex, No. 2005AP1473 (Wisc. App., January 3, 2007)  http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14262346118795183776&q=WIREdata,+Inc.+v.+Village+of+Sussex,+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002http://www.wicourts.gov/ca/opinion/DisplayDocument.pdf?content=pdf&seqNo=27629

Class#5 – September 26, 2011 Antitrust

DOJ Antitrust Division http://www.justice.gov/atr/

FTC Bureau of Competition http://ftc.gov/bc/index.shtml

US v. Microsoft (D.C. 2009) http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f245100/245110.htm

Google and DoubleClick http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0710170/index.shtm

FTC – Competition in the Technology Marketplace http://www.ftc.gov/bc/tech/index.htm

EU Antitrust: Commission statement on Microsoft Internet Explorer announcement http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/09/272&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Class#6 - October 3, 2011 Intellectual Property

US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) http://www.uspto.gov/

US Copyright Office http://www.copyright.gov/

Uniform Trade Secrets Act (National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws) http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/ulc/fnact99/1980s/utsa85.htm

Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) http://www.law.cornell.edu/copyright/cases/464_US_417.htm

Panavision International v. Toeppen. 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1997)   http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=18039958431907373662&q=Panavision+International+v.+Toeppen+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

Madonna Ciccone, p/k/a Madonna v. Dan Parisi and "Madonna.com" (WIPO 2000)  http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2000/d2000-0847.html

Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes, 111 F.Supp.2d 294, (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2000)   http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4887310188384829978&q=Universal+City+Studios,+Inc.+v.+Reimerdes&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

Microsoft Corp. v. I4i Limited Partnership (US SCT, June 2011) http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/10-290.pdf

Class#7 - October 10, 2011 Search Engines, Publishing, Wikis, and Blogs

Google http://www.google.com/

Bing http://www.bing.com/

Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.com/

AOL http://www.aol.com/

Dogpile http://www.dogpile.com/

New York Times Co., Inc., et al. v. Tasini et al. (US SCT 2001) http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=00-201

Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov/

 

Broadband over Power Lines http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-266773A1.pdf

 

Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/

 

LexBlog http://www.lexblog.com/

 

Class#8 – October 17, 2011 Social Networking and Privacy

 

Google’s Buzz Settlement Announcement http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/03/google.shtm

 

Google+ https://plus.google.com/#

 

LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/

 

FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/home.php

 

MySpace http://www.myspace.com/

 

Twitter  http://twitter.com/

 

Yelp http://www.yelp.com

 

FTC Identity Theft http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm

 

Electronic Privacy Information Center http://www.epic.org/

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation  http://www.eff.org/

 

Privacy International http://www.privacyinternational.org/

 

EU Data Protection Directive http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31995L0046:EN:HTML

 

US Department of Commerce – Safe Harbor http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

 

California Office of Privacy Protection http://www.privacy.ca.gov/

 

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada http://www.privcom.gc.ca/legislation/index_e.asp

Class#9 - October 24, 2011 PayPal, eBay, Internet Payment, B2C, C2C, and G2C

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/

 

PayPal https://www.paypal.com/

 

eBay http://www.ebay.com/

 

Texas.gov http://www.texas.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx

 

Texas Business and Commerce Code- UCC Chapter 4 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.4.htm

 

FTC v. Verity (S.D. NY 2004)  http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0023386/040927memo0023386.pdf

 

Federal Reserve http://www.federalreserve.gov/

 

Electronic Funds Transfer Association http://www.efta.org

 

National ACH Association http://www.nacha.org

Class#10 – October 31, 2011 EDI, B2B, B2G, G2B, and RFID

B2G Institute http://www.b2ginstitute.com/

B2G Market http://www.b2ginstitute.com/

USA.gov http://www.usa.gov/Business/Business_Gateway.shtml

FedeBiz http://www.bta.mil/fedebiz/index.shtml

EPCglobal http://www.gs1.org/epcglobal

Texas Department of Information Resources http://www2.dir.state.tx.us/Pages/Home.aspx

FTC: Competition Policy in the World of B2B Electronic Marketplaces http://www.ftc.gov/os/2000/10/b2breport.pdf

FTC Terminates HSR Waiting Period for Covisint B2B Venture (September 11, 2000) http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2000/09/covisint.htm

Covisint http://www.covisint.com

RosettaNet http://www.rosettanet.org/cms/sites/RosettaNet/

Class#11 - November 7, 2011 Spam, Phishing, Spyware, and VOIP

ZixCorp http://www.zixcorp.com/

 

eMail Regulation -Texas Business and Commerce Code- Chapter 321 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.321.htm

 

Internet Fraud -Texas Business and Commerce Code- Chapter 325 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.325.htm

 

Anti- Spyware -Texas Business and Commerce Code- Chapter 324 http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/BC/htm/BC.325.htm

 

Postini http://www.google.com/postini/index.html

 

OnGuard Online http://www.onguardonline.gov/index.html

 

FTC SPAM http://www.ftc.gov/spam/

 

CAN SPAM http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/ecommerce/bus61.shtm

 

FTC v. Phoenix Avatar, LLC http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0423084/040506pi0423084.pdf

 

FTC v. Global Web Promotions http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0423086/040428globalwebcomplaint.pdf

 

US v. Daniel Lin http://www.ftc.gov/os/2004/04/040429phhoenixavatarcriminalcmplt.pdf

 

FBI http://www.fbi.gov/

 

FTC: How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing’ Scam http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.shtm

 

FTC: Spyware http://www.ftc.gov/spyware

 

FCC: VOIP http://www.fcc.gov/voip/

Class#12 - November 14, 2011 Crime and Security

U.S. v. Morris, 928 F.2d 504 (2d Cir. 1991) http://www.loundy.com/CASES/US_v_Morris2.html

Thrifty-Tel, Inc. v. Bezenek, 46 Cal. App. 4th 1559 (1996) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=13124205958630567455&q=Thrifty-Tel,+Inc.+v.+Bezenek&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

U.S. v. Czubinski, 106 F.3d 1069 (1st Cir. 1997) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7274469352147073368&q=U.S.+v.+Czubinski&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

FTC v. Craig Lee Hare (S.D. Fla. 4/98) http://www.ftc.gov/os/1998/04/compl3.htm

US v. Cohen (2nd Cir. 2000) http://pub.bna.com/eclr/001574.htm

Computer Crime  http://www.cybercrime.gov/

US v. Kichinka (indictment May, 2007) http://www.cybercrime.gov/kichinkaIndict.htm

 

2600 http://www.2600.com/

 

CERT http://www.cert.org/

 

Cyberspace Policy Review http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/Cyberspace_Policy_Review_final.pdf

 

Class#13 - –November 21, 2011 Domain Names, Open Source, Software Police, and Regulating Music

 

Panavision Int'l, L.P. v. Toeppen, 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1998) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=18039958431907373662&q=Panavision+International+v.+Toeppen+&hl=en&as_sdt=2002

              

ICANN http://www.icann.org/

 

ICANN http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm

                              

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Management of Internet Names and Addresses White Paper, June 5, 1998, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/6_5_98dns.htm

 

Barney’s New York v. BNY http://arbiter.wipo.int/domains/decisions/html/2000/d2000-0059.html

 

Classic Metal Roofs, LLC v. Interlock Industries, Ltd. Classic Metal Roofs v. Interlock.pdf

 

Open Source http://www.opensource.org/

 

Business Software Alliance http://www.bsa.org/

 

Software & Information Industry Association http://www.siia.net/default.asp

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation – Free Speech  http://www.eff.org/issues/free-speech

 

Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) http://www.riaa.com

 

Class#14 – November 28, 2011 Issues for the Future, Course Review

 

Take Home Final Exam Beginning November 28, 2011 and must be returned to the Registrar by 5pm on December 15, 2011.