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
We recently returned to our desks from a terrific Winter Working Meeting and Cyberspace Law Institute in Denver. Thanks to our leaders, helpers, and local planning committee of enthusiastic Front Range cyberlawyers, the meeting came off splendidly, with some terrific contributions from longtime committee members and plenty of newbies. Those of you who attended for the first time, please let us know what you thought of the meeting, and those of you who are still lurking in the cyberworld while reading this, you should seriously consider joining us at a future meeting.
The Denver meeting attendees enjoyed some terrific CLE content, including presentations on:
- "ubiquitous computing" and the Fourth Amendment;
- legal issues raised by the use of location-based data;
- the evolving world of technology that can externally read and interpret brain signals or, as our own Ted Claypoole likes to say, "brainspray" technologies;
- more on the latest fracas over bitcoins and virtual currency (see below for information on an upcoming free "In The Know" webinar on this topic);
- civil liberties and government snooping - issues of the Post-Snowden world; and,
- new tools, strategies and problems for combating online trade secret theft.
Special thanks to all our presenters and big and shout-outs to Sarah Jane Hughes - thanks for all your help and we missed you in the snow; Kristine Dorrain - ditto; and Cheryl Balough - thanks for your airline perseverance and for going above and beyond in helping get things set up for the meeting. And thanks also to Colorado locals Jason Haislmaier and Amy Hirter for helping with our planning, for connecting the committee to some of the techlaw goings-on in Colorado, and for jumping in at the last minute to pinch hit for a storm-waylaid presenter.
See the latest newsletter for recaps of our roundtable discussions and working-session breakouts, and don't forget to register for the Spring Meeting, April 10-12 in Los Angeles.
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.
||Internet Law for the Business Lawyer, Second Edition|
This book, written by experts in the area of cyberspace law, provides the business lawyer with a toolkit for advising clients in the electronic enviro... more
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