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In this casebook, author James Grimmelmann provides tightly edited cases, focused questions, and topical problems to direct students’ attention to critical issues. Mini-essays provide the technical background to make sense of Internet technologies and the historical conetext to make sense of Internet law. The core of the book can be taught comfortably in a 3-credit course, but professors can easily use the book's embarassment of riches to explore topics of interest. The casebook responds to the “law of the horse” critique by embracing the doctrinal diversity of Internet Law. It prepares students for complex, real-life practice by showing how actual Internet cases raise interrelated problems from throughout law.


NOW AVAILABLE: Sixth Edition -Fully revised and released August 2016.  

The sixth edition features fifteen new principal cases and other primary materials, along with numerous new and revised notes, problems, and questions. A new section on the physical world examines how doctrines and themes from Internet law are bleeding back into the offline world, with coverage of 3D printing, drones, robots, the Internet of Things, and the sharing economy. New cases deal with Bitcoin, fair use, the demise of the E.U. Safe Harbor, password sharing, and the limits of Section 230.  Other materials cover recent developments including the Apple iPhone unlocking controversy and the $140 million verdict in Bollea v. Gawker.

PRINT VERSION AVAILABLE: For James Grimmelmann's Internet Law: Cases & Problems (6th ed. 2016) you have an additional option:  a printed and bound copy from Amazon. The price of this bound version is $65.30.  This price includes Amazon's cost of printing, Amazon's "cut" of any amount charged above the printing cost, and the base price ($30) that Semaphore Press suggests be paid for the digital copy of the book.  Because the Amazon price has the $30 suggested price built in, after you purchase a printed copy of the book, you should absolutely feel free to download a digital copy of the book from Semaphore Press using the "freeride" button at the bottom of the book's payment page.  Click here to be taken to the   Amazon page for Internet Law: Cases & Problems.

One third of the net revenues received from sales of this edition of Internet Law: Cases and Problems will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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