Computer Crime Law Casebook, 2nd Edition:
The second edition of my award-winning* Computer Crime Law casebook will be coming out this fall, and it will be available for use in the Spring 2010 semester. The book is keeping the same format and length, but it has many new cases and covers the statutory changes since the 1st edition came out in 2006.

  Parts of the book have been considerably rewritten in response to new developments. For example, the materials on applying the Fourth Amendment to computer networks are almost entirely new; I had to replace the "what will this look like when courts finally get there" approach of the 1st edition with a "here's what the courts have said so far" approach in the second. I think the only new section is a subchapter dedicated to government efforts to get around encryption: It covers both the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment issues. I also plan to put together a teacher's manual, but at this point I haven't yet written it.

  If anyone is interested in using the book to teach from it, just let me know and I'd be happy to talk you through how I approach the course and what to cover. I should also add that a lot of people using the book are adjuncts who are practicing lawyers, many current or former computer crime prosecutors. You don't need to be a full-time law professor to teach from the book. Anyway, sorry about the advertisement; I just wanted to flag the new edition for those interested.

    * Ok, so the award was given by my mom: Best Computer Crime Law Casebook By My Son, 2006. But hey, I needed a hook.