Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century : The Great Courses: Better Living

  • by The Great Courses, Jeffrey Rosen
  • Narrated by Professor Jeffrey Rosen
  • Series: The Great Courses: Better Living
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Although the courts have struggled to balance the interests of individuals, businesses, and law enforcement, the proliferation of intrusive new technologies puts many of our presumed freedoms in legal limbo. For instance, it's not hard to envision a day when websites such as Facebook or Google Maps introduce a feature that allows real-time tracking of anyone you want, based on face-recognition software and ubiquitous live video feeds.
Does this scenario sound like an unconstitutional invasion of privacy? These 24 eye-opening lectures immerse you in the Constitution, the courts, and the post-9/11 Internet era that the designers of our legal system could scarcely have imagined. Professor Rosen explains the most pressing legal issues of the modern day and asks how the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights would have reacted to aspects of the modern life such as full-body scans, cell phone surveillance, and privacy in cloud servers.
Called "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator" by the Los Angeles Times, Professor Rosen is renowned for his ability to bring legal issues alive - to put real faces and human drama behind the technical issues that cloud many legal discussions. Here he asks how you would decide particular cases about liberty and privacy. You'll come away with a more informed opinion about whether modern life gives even the most innocent among us reason to worry.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Excellent series of lectures

Context! This series provides a great overview with context and examples. Well worth the time to better appreciate the US Constitution and its implications on Privacy. Time we understand the implications of the power shift from Government to Corporations.
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- Marc Schultz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2013
  • Publisher: The Great Courses