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About the Book

Software and Internet Law

Front Cover - Software and Internet Law

Fourth Edition

Mark A. Lemley
Stanford University

Peter S. Menell
University of California, Berkeley

Robert P. Merges
University of California, Berkeley

Pamela Samuelson
University of California, Berkeley

Brian W. Carver
University of California, Berkeley

2011.  1092 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-8915-5. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Coverage of all aspects of U.S. software and internet law—with a focus on intellectual property, licensing, and  cyberlaw.


  • Provides a combination of original text, significant cases, challenging problems, and exemplary questions mixed with the authors’ insight based on their cumulative scholarship and classroom experience
  • Illuminates the many roles of lawyers who service the software industry and the Internet
  • Broad coverage, from commercial issues to constitutional issues (free speech)
  • Authors are the top names in the field, well known for their scholarship
  • Review of technical terms for the novice
  • Teacher’s Manual provides sample syllabi, exam questions and course suggestions, as well as answers to all of the problems in the text.
  • Author Web site-- provides updates to the text.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New significant cases, commentary, and questions throughout.
  • New sections on:
    • the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's Safe Harbor,
    • the Electronic Communications Privacy Act,
    • the Stored Communications Act,
    • "Hot News" Misappropriation,
    • Civil Uses of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and
    • Network Neutrality