This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that
has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here
- April 23: I am posting selected answers to student questions leading up to the exam.
- April 11: Posted answers to the two in-class worksheets we used in class this semester. See "Other Class Materials" below.
- April 7: For class on Monday, April 15th, in addition to the pages assigned in the syllabus for Week 13/April 22nd (788-827), read the two articles made available under "Supplemental Reading" below.
- April 4: Posted past final exams to "Other Class Materials".
- April 1: For class on Monday, April 8th, we will be combining two topics: "Limits and sources of federal and state power" (originally scheduled for that date) and "International and Foreign computer crime" (originally scheduled for Monday, April 15). The assignments for Monday, April 15th and Monday, April 22nd, will change as well, so stay tuned for details. The new assignment for Monday, April 8th is: 674, 682-92, 710-18, 724-52.
- March 31: The start time for class on Monday, April 1st is delayed by 15 minutes. We will meet from 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM.
- March 27: Posted mind maps.
- March 25: For class on Monday, April 1st, read pages 632-73; 18 U.S.C. 2701-03, 2705, 2707-08, 2711; and read the supplemental reading listed under "Supplemental Reading" below.
- March 20: For class on Monday, March 25th, stop reading in the casebook at page 632 (just before section C. Stored Communications Act). The omitted pages will be assigned for the following week, April 1st. The final assignment for March 25 is: 574-613; 618-632; skim 18 U.S.C. 2510, 2511, 2517, 3121-27.
- February 24: For class on Monday, March 11th, there are no supplementary pages to read. Instead, please read the first four pages (528-32) from the next assignment. The full assignment is 452-95; 504-32.
- February 4: For next time, Monday, February 11th, in addition to the assigned pages, read the following sentencing news article: A.G. Sulzberger, Defiant Judge Takes on Child Pornography Law, N.Y. Times, May 21, 2010.
- January 16: For next time, Monday, January 28th, in addition to the revised assignment, read the superseding indictment filed in the Aaron Swartz case.
- January 14: Revised reading for next time. New assignment is: 51-82; 87-89; 100-25; 353-65 (skip U.S. v. Batti but read notes following; stop before note 7 at end.
- January 14: Posted revised version of syllabus (version 0.97)
- January 13: Posted website and syllabus.
The syllabus is available here in Word and PDF file formats.
For Week 12, April 15, 2013, in addition to the pages originally assigned in the syllabus for Week 13/April 22nd (788-827), read:
For Week 10, April 1, 2013, in addition to the pages and statutes assigned in the syllabus, read:
Class Mind Maps
Note: The mindmap files (labeled (MM)) can be read and modified using
a free, open source program called Freeplane. Two warnings are in
order before you download Freeplane: (1) This is a somewhat
unpolished, hard-to-use program. (2) This program requires you to have
java installed on your computer. Given all of the vulnerabilities
discovered in java of late, your computer may not have java installed
or activated. Activate java and use this program at your
risk. Freeplane is available for
Class Twelve: April 15 (MM) (PDF)
Class Eleven: April 8 (MM) (PDF)
Class Ten: April 1 (MM) (PDF)
Class Nine: March 25 (MM) (PDF)
Class Eight: March 18 (MM) (PDF)
Class Seven: March 11 (MM) (PDF)
Class Six: February 25 (MM) (PDF)
Class Five: February 21 (MM) (PDF)
Class Four: February 11 (MM) (PDF)
Classes One to Three: No Mind Maps.
Other Class Materials
Sample/Practice Final Exams
Past Final Exams
- Computer Crime - Fall 2011
- Note: We will be discussing this exam at the review session, date TBA.
- Final Exam from Fall 2011.
- Grading Rubric from Fall 2011.
- Computer Crime - Fall 2009
- This was a very difficult exam, so don't lose heart by the amount of material presented.
- Final Exam from Fall 2009.
- Grading Rubric from Fall 2009.
Answers to In-Class Worksheets
Class 2, January 28: Section 1030 worksheet: word pdf
- Here are two sample issue spotters I wrote in 2009
which cover substantive computer crime law: Substantive Computer
Crime questions. To help you further, I have prepared my own answer to Problem One, which I am including in two parts:
I do NOT plan to provide a similar outline for Problem Two of this sample exam.
- About the policy question: In addition to the policy question
I include in the 2009 exam, here is a little more about the way I
write policy questions. My policy questions tend to be very
short, asking a fairly open-ended question about some ongoing
policy debate we have discussed in class. They are quite similar
to the open-ended, who-is-right? questions I ask in class. For
example, I might ask, "How do mandatory minimum sentences for
child pornography offenses affect substantive and procedural
computer crime law, and what should Congress do about it, if
Class 11, April 8: SCA worksheet: word pdf