The mission of the Cyberspace Law Committee is to provide a forum for the analysis of corporate, transactional and regulatory issues related to the internet and digital technologies.
- The Committee works in a wide range of legal disciplines including electronic commerce and contracts, consumer protection, intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy, jurisdiction, internet governance, and online financial activities
- The Committee seeks to identify and address legal, business, and consumer issues affected by the implementation of emerging technologies and to facilitate the creation of legal infrastructures that protect and support electronic commerce
- The Committee provides practical tools and guidance both for practitioners who regularly deal with cyberlaw issues and for those who encounter them only occasionally
Areas of Expertise
- Privacy, information security and cybersecurity
- Ecommerce, online contracting and international trade
- Electronic banking, online financial transactions, and payments
- Intellectual property protection in the digital world
- Mobile/telecommunications, digital media and Internet infrastructure and governance
The Committee's annual standalone meeting, its Institute on the Law of Cyberspace and Winter Working Meeting, will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, January 30 - February 1, 2014. This meeting will offer 5 hours of CLE, roundtables on up-to-the-minute cyberlaw topics, and breakout sessions devoted to new and ongoing committee projects.There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this meeting. See the meeting website for more information.
We are busy planning the upcoming 2014 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, which will be held January 31-February 1 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver. Meeting registration is now live, so please sign up for the meeting and reserve a room now. We are thrilled to be bringing the meeting to the Front Range of Colorado, with a very vibrant technology community in the Denver-Boulder area and beyond. Thanks to the input and legwork from our Colorado Planning Committee of local cyberlawyers, we have reached out to the University of Colorado School of Law and its Silicon Flatirons Center for law, technology and entrepreneurship.
Stay tuned for more details on the agenda for the meeting and the special events planned, but in the meantime, you can count on full 5 hours of CLE. We will offer presentations on new and exciting cyberlaw topics such as:
- the emerging area of "brainspray" technologies: yes, I can fly my toy helicopter with my mind and you can too
- the expanding world of virtual currency: bitcoins and beyond
- latest developments in online defamation issues in the age of microblogging: how can the law preserve First Amendment rights and deter "twibel"?
- privacy issues in geolocation and Big Data services: no you haven't heard the end of this!
- ongoing concerns about privacy and civil liberties in light of the disclosures about US government information collection: not just The Lives of Others, redux
- and more.
Meanwhile, be on the lookout for the latest from the committee: a special issue of the Section's e-magazine Business Law Today with a focus on cyberlaw topics and, soon after, the annual Survey of the Law of Cyberspace in The Business Lawyer. Do you follow the committee but have never written for us? Get in touch; we are always looking for new contributors from our membership.
I look forward to seeing you in Denver!
Jonathan T. Rubens
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee, Business Law Section
Survey of the Law of Cyberspace
The Cyberspace Committee is proud to make its Survey of Developments in Cyberspace Law for 2011-2012 available here. The efforts of over a dozen authors, editors, and law student proofreaders and cite checkers make this Survey a high-quality publication that the committee is pleased to feature. Authoring a segment of the Survey is a great way to get involved with the Committee, even if you are unable to participate in meetings or other in-person events.
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