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

Welcome to 2015. We are building the finishing touches into the Winter Working Meeting, just weeks away at the Omni Center City Hotel in Charlotte, on January 23 – 24. The flights have fallen in price, and we have confirmed a free casual barbeque party at the Womble Carlyle offices on the evening of January 22, and a complementary cocktail party on the 23rd, so there should be plenty of time to catch up with your friends and Cyberspace Law colleagues. The agenda shows the wide range of CLE presentations and roundtables discussing latest and most interesting advances in Cyberspace Law. Our committee meetings will combine legal discussions with planning for the speaking and writing projects that the Committee expects to focus on this year. So come for the CLE, come for the fellowship, come to improve your practice and to contribute to a book project this year. Stay for Knicks/Hornets game if you like – or the world-class furniture shopping – or the NASCAR Hall of Fame. See you in Charlotte.

Ted Claypoole, Chair

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

Please join us 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. Complete details and registration information are available 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



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