課程資訊
課程名稱
媒體法、新技術與憲法權利
Media Law, New Technology, and Constitutional Rights 
開課學期
105-2 
授課對象
法律學院  法律研究所  
授課教師
查理斯華頓 
課號
LAW5247 
課程識別碼
A21EU5100 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一6,7(13:20~15:10) 
上課地點
法1302 
備註
本課程以英語授課。與大學部合開。
限學士班三年級以上
總人數上限:50人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1052LAW5247_ 
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課程概述

It will maintain a specific focus on how new tech and constitutional rights interact. Many examples will come from the US context, but the focus will be global, not exclusively America. Relevant US Supreme Court cases related to media law, as well as international law treaties and leading scholars’ articles, will play roles in enhancing students’ opportunities for analysis.

In terms of content, the course will be divided into four main sections: background on basic ideas of freedom of the press, drawing from the US context but with a broader scope. Second, in-depth media law issues including net neutrality, content regulation, copyright, etc. Third will be a detailed investigation, including practical, business-oriented examples, of intellectual property law and its impact and influence. Finally, the course will conclude by looking at the future: artificial intelligence, environmental threats and opportunities, humans’ role in an increasingly technological world, etc.

In this course, student work and assignments will not be limited to exclusively heavy reading of hundreds of pages of cases, translation of arcane and difficult passages, etc. The goal will be broad-based comprehension as well as cultivation of ability to think, discuss, and write critically about these important issues. The focus, of both readings as well as student writing, will be quality, not quantity. The teaching style of this course will: A) Be student-centered B) Comprehensive, and C) Ask why and how, not only what the law is. Students will need to speak and work in groups much more than potentially experienced in some other courses. And, as mentioned above in Evaluation, the semester grade will be determined by a midterm and final examination, as well as in-class participation and assignment work.

Course content:
Weeks 1-4: Freedoms of speech, assembly, and the press, focus on US constitutional law and broader related issues

Weeks 5-8: Technical aspects of media law including content regulation, copyright, media law as a busin 

課程目標
Two main goals:
1) Give students a broad-based understanding of key constitutional, economic, and human rights issues related to media law and new technology.
2) Improve students' ability to analyze these topics in English. 
課程要求
Proficient English, law major and some comparative law experience preferred but not required 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
待補 
指定閱讀
待補 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/20  Syllabus, Introduction, Importance of Media/New Tech 
第2週
2/27  No class (for Peace Memorial Holiday) 
第3週
3/06  Controversial speech/media: From magazines to the Internet 
第4週
3/13  Freedom of the press: New York Times v. Sullivan 
第5週
3/20  Social media protests, citizen rights, and government surveillance 
第6週
3/27  Wikileaks, privacy, and government classified information 
第7週
4/03  No class (for Tomb-Sweeping Festival) 
第8週
4/10  History of the Internet and its regulation, Net Neutrality 
第9週
4/17  ***Midterm Examination*** 
第10週
4/24  File-sharing: MGM v. Grokster 
第11週
5/01  GMOs, environment, and non-media IP (Bowman v. Monsanto) 
第12週
5/08  Global warming and environmental/development questions
***Must choose final paper*** 
第13週
5/15  Robots/Artificial Intelligence, employment, threats/challenges 
第14週
5/22  Education and economic law and policy in the high-tech era 
第15週
5/29  No class (for Dragon Boat Festival) 
第16週
6/05  Tech and traditional values, review of semester 
第17週
6/12  Potential guest speaker, additional topics 
第18週
6/19  ***Final Examination***
(Optional Final Papers Due 6/16: 17:00 by e-mail)