American Bar Association
Cyberspace Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Cyberspace Law Committee

What is the Cyberspace Law Committee?

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.

Committee Facts
  • 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

Welcome From The Chair

We hope everyone is entering Winter with a twinkle in the eye and a song in the heart. To that end, we hope to brighten your Winter with a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina where the sky is nearly always blue and the airport comes equipped with rocking chairs. The Winter Working Meeting will feature interesting CLE lectures and panels, captivating company, mind-expanding roundtable discussions, great food, and for most people, a relatively short flight. The committee is starting or seriously considering at least three book projects and other important publications, and we could use your help. Would you like to add a publication credential to your resume? Thank you for your membership and interest, and feel free to write or call with any questions or ideas to improve the committee’s offerings.

Ted Claypoole, Chair

Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, January 23-24, 2015

Registration in open for the 2015 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting to be held January 23-24, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.For just $295, you’ll enjoy 4 hours of CLE, a pre-event cocktail party (the evening of January 22), roundtables, opportunities to collaborate on subcommittee/task force projects, additional opportunities to contribute to three book projects, time to network with long-time and new colleagues, and much more.

The 7 CLE programs to be presented are:

  • Electronic Payments: Winnowing the Network and Avoiding the Shadows
  • Is Game Streaming Legal? A Billion Dollar Question
  • What is Cyber Insurance Today?
  • Doing Business in a Post-Aereo World
  • Big Data and Foreign Law Considerations
  • Year in Review (with highlights on the bad news for patent trolls)
  • Breaking in through the Cloud
You can find a copy of the agenda here.

And don't forget all that Charlotte offers before, during, and after the meeting, including:

  • Uptown Charlotte Art Walking Tour
  • Average high in January of low 50s
  • Charlotte Beer/Brewery Tour
  • The nation's best furniture shopping in Hickory or Highpoint, NT
  • The Nascar Hall of Fame
  • An Emeril Lagasse restaurant, orumored to be hosting us on Friday evening

We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte on January 23-24. Register here.

Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

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Claypoole, Theodore


Balough, Cheryl

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Other Programs of Interest

Bitcoins: What You Need To Know About Virtual Currency
January 21, 2015
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar

Ethics and Cloud Computing: Cloud Computing Fundamentals for Lawyers
January 28, 2015
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar

Moving Target: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements and Liabilities
Date: August 26, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar



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