It was really really cool, I learnt a lot, the readings were always interesting, the course was well-structured, super understandable and easy to follow. I would recommend it wholeheartedly!
Aunque hay temáticas muy específicas que quizá no se entiendan. En un excelente curso para adentrarse en la economía, estructura, propiedad intelectual e historia de las Media Platforms.
By Vasu J•
Professor Randy presents a lucid, thorough and engaging perspective on the rise of big data companies. The course taken by law to address the various problems presented by the advancement of technology is a great example of how law must shape itself to accommodate a changing legal and societal landscape. Professor Randy's clarity, expertise and sense of humour are refreshing and make this course a please in addition to being enriching.
By Hilde K•
The information is fascinating and the instructor is very interesting. It's a great course!! The only drawbacks are that there is so much reading to do (but you can succeed in the course and only do as much of the reading as you want to) and the 70 question final exam (but given that you can take it as many times as you want you can get any grade that you're willing to put in the time for). All in all I highly recommend this course.
By AKASH M•
The holistic view of the internet was presented in a way that was quite engrossing and substantiated by authentic facts and figures . It was a standout , also due to the meticulous information and great oratory skills that Mr. Randy possesses . I thoroughly enjoyed the story telling style which was employed by him sometimes to keep the tempo up.
All in all - I am glad that I enrolled for this course . It was totally worth the time .
By Angela R•
This class was great! I learned so much it was unreal- I highly suggest it to anyone who is interested in technology as a whole, not just those interested in the law. Professor Picker gives enough backgound information on the legal end that you won't be lost or confused at all. But there is so much history in the tech that we all use everyday packed into just 9 short weeks that you won't believe it. Well worth the time spent!
By Ramiro G A•
This is a unique course to learn about the evolution of different technologies that have become crucial in our current world. The lectures are straightforward and clear, and the provided material is interesting (specially, the extra-depth readings). I really enjoyed it, and I believe to have acquired valuable knowledge on IP Law, IT Law and Anti Trust Law, among others. Randy Picker is the perfect professor for this topic.
By Maximiliano M•
Excellent course! Prof. Picker's pedagogic skills are outstanding, he achieves what few educators can: to make simple overly complex legal narratives. Moreover, not only he's a top (Chicagoan) Law and Economics scholar but he's fun to watch/listen too (a rara avis). The course is a bit outdated but thorough, profuse in useful additional learning materials and still relevant 5 years after its debut. I highly recommend it.
By Dan C•
Good mix of video lectures and links to detailed readings for a deeper dive on the subject matter. A good overview by Professor Picker of how a variety of media platforms have been encouraged to develop as well as constrained through litigation as well as regulatory oversight. The lectures encouraged me to seek out additional developments in the three year period since the course was conducted in 2015.
By Kelly J K•
Professor Picker is obviously very informed on the topics discussed. His course offered an accessible narrative of the evolution of legal issues relevant to internet media and related technologies. The course was also useful for acquiring an historical perspective of media businesses, particularly in the United States. I am glad I took this course and will no doubt refer to it in the future.
By Rick a D N V•
An amazing course! Mr. Randy Picker is very familiar with all the subjects and makes it easier to learn. Besides, his funny, enjoyable way of teaching helps to retain contents. In terms of contents itself, the course is extremely relevant to understand our technological information society based on Internet and media platforms competing continuously for market shares. I do recommend it!
By Изотова М А•
The course was really interesting! Enormous amount of new information that definitely meets the needs of the modern world. Also, this course is a good chance to improve English skills for those whose native language is not English. It was my first experience on Coursera, and now I am sure that will take other courses on this platform with great pleasure. Thanks, professor :)
By Dinesh R•
Professor Picker masterfully wraps law and economics into a gripping story. I have enrolled in several courses before, but this is the first course I went through from A to Z. And thoroughly enjoyed.
The material is engaging, the audio and video is brilliant, and the delivery is flawless. I would recommend this to anyone with any interest in the Internet economy.
By Jorge P d S N•
This course is really incredible and Professor Randy is one of the best doctors on the subject. I had the opportunity to learn about technology that is so important to our lives and about how the biggest media industries developed. I believe all the strategies used by the lawers and businessmans could will be aplicated for construted for other tecnologies.
By Michel M•
An exciting course full of new information. Really well structured. Quizes are based on repeating and recalling and sometimes make you look into specifically linked documents. This really helps remember all the new material way better. I am really glad I took this course, I might even come back to look through it again. It was an exciting journey.
By Richard D•
Great course covering a wide range of media platforms. Each week was a journey in one particular media field, from the initial entry of technology to the modern day legal issues raised by these businesses. Randy Picker is very easy to follow and enjoyable to listen to, and clearly has a deep knowledge and passion for the topics he discusses.
By Arvin K R•
This is an excellent and comprehensive course covering most issues relevant to so-called internet giants. The materials provided are thorough, and the quizzes are sufficiently challenging, One would finish this course with a more complete understanding of the law and economics of media platforms in a way that no other online course offers.
By June T•
As a law student interested in both technology and competition law this course was heaven sent. I couldn't wait for the next week to start on the next course. The course has been extremely insightful, simplified complex terms especially in economics and competition law. May God bless the team involved in preparing this course. Thank you
By Anna K•
Please proceed with the new courses in the fied of law on computer science and technologies! You input in the filed of preparing such courses is very much appreciated. Also it would be even more interesting if comperative analysis will be undeertaken (e.g. personal data or advertising regulation with use of Internet throught the world).
By Pierrette M P M•
Prof Randy Picker is an engaging instructor. Material has sufficient rigor and is well presented. At first I was worried as I don't have a legal background, but I feel it is presented at an understandable. If you spend any time on the Internet, you will learn incredible history from a legal and economics standpoint. Take this class!
By Quan M T•
This course is wonderful: A tech-related course lectured by a Law Professor. Professor Picker is a premier expert. I have law background but I am studying IT major in the U.S so I am looking for a chance in some law-IT field. Luckily this course gave me great knowledge! Thank you Professor Picker and UChicago!
By Shikha P•
I found this course to be extremely important for copyright law students. The scope of copyright law is wider than patents law, and the evolving jurisprudence in each of the category such as books, movies, audio, video, software, etc. requires mention of its own. This course does just that.
By Akash K•
A great course that deals with issues of contemporary importance; a great blend of law and economics phenomena captured through issues of antitrust, copyrights and patents. Highly recommended for anyone remotely interested in emerging technologies and its impact on institutional engineering.
By Kriti T•
I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Prof. Picker's lectures were informative, analytical and practical. The additional readings he identified were great for more in-depth learning. Overall, the entire course proved useful for me, and I look forward to more (similar) programmes.
By Mateus M R•
I enjoyed this course way more than I expected. Randy Picker is an excellent teacher and a perfect guide to the questions that involve Antitrust, IP and Policy Making in Tech. Im leaving this course with the feeling that I actually learned valuable lessons for my practice.
Great course. Amazing amount of detail with which each topic is dealt. Advanced learners have an option to gain additional knowledge on the topics covered by using the extra-depth readings section. I have taken almost 10 MOOCs till date and none was as engaging as this.
By Renata K•
Greatest course I've seen until now. The professor is both engaging and funny, which makes watching the lessons enjoyable and enriching. Loved it so much I would really love if the UNiversity of Chicago would offer a specialization course in the subject via Coursera.