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!
Excelent course and very up to date material.\n\nVery interesting topics and documents presented along with the material.\n\nGreat teacher with outstanding knowledge of the material
By Chintan A•
By Ed M•
This course was very informative to me personally as I am a "millennial" and was born into the digital. A few points of criticism to Dr. Picker, however, given that the title includes law and economics, I had a feeling throughout most of the course that we were learning more about Law than Economics. The few segments where he broke away and described net-neutrality as an economic device was perfect in that structure, but if that could be applied (with some of the hypo examples he used) in those other terminology areas, I would not be saying law outweighed economics. I must admit I only come from reading economic books by physical Economists (never took principles) so I may not see things the way he does, but I just want to make clear that someone like me welcomes Economic charts, graphs, empirical testing with defining that field's jargon. Other than that it was a series of lectures and crafted very scholarly.
By Sarah H•
Excellent course for those interested in a good foundation of basics of the history, economics, law, and origins of major internet platforms such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, etc. The class was released in 2015 and should probably be updated to include newer info about these companies' business models, particularly streaming media (Spotify, Hulu, YouTube, etc aren't mentioned in any depth). However, the class provides a lot of useful information and lays the groundwork for further study, so I'm glad I took it.
By R S•
The course is highly educational and detailed. The manner of explaining one particular thing by digging deep into how that thing came into existence makes this course really interesting. And the most entertaining bit is how the professor/educator never really lets you get bored, there are always certain stories along the path that just pull you back in.
By Yolanda S•
The concept of this course is good, but often times I find myself not following the material because the lecturer keeps going off topic. It would be better if he can explain something without interrupting it with gimmick details. Overall this course has expanded my knowledge.
By Paolo V•
Not a lawyer but after a while I sort of grew an appetite for the topics presented in this course. I probably missed a lot of the legal technicalities - that's a given. But I definitevely learned a lot as well from a obviously in-love-with-the-law teacher.
By Ioana D•
Great course in that it explains the legal framework within which these media giants were created. One drawback is that it predominantly focuses on US and I think now the big fights for privacy against these companies will happen in Europe.
By Mr. M L•
Excellent coverage of law, economics, and technological concepts, and application of a combination of them in the current context of the "Internet Century". Should consider updating outcomes of cases, and new technological market players.
By Mohamad S A•
Fantastic Professor who is witty and really into the topics! A little more variety in the structure of the videos (not always him standing in front of the screen), but some little films, guests and so would have made 5/5 stars.
By Matthijs J P C B•
Great course, but really dense so better be ready to put in the work. Might be a bit heavy on the law side for IT/economics professionals, but the professor is surely a fellow geek.
By Michal S•
It was a little different than I expected (more litigations and law in general), but A LOT of new information nevertheless.
By Polina A•
Too difficult for not native speakers to understand the topic but this course brings a lot if information.
By Ruslan T•
The course is very interesting, but the 70-question test in Course review (week 9) is too much ...
By Joy S•
Really good information on the whole internet thing. Covers all aspects very thoroughtly
By Dmitry O•
Very interesting course, but it's 5 years old and many links aren't working any more.
By Felicia I•
Very informational, but found the speed of the lessons could have been faster.
By Eugène P P N M•
Merci au Professeur Randal C. PICKER, à l'Université de Chicago et à Coursera
By Twinkle M•
Becomes very technical in the middle weeks
By Abraham M•
Great course! Very comprehensive
By Zhao y•
very informative and passionate
By Oliver H•
By Hellen B•
It's a kind of 3.5 star review. The course material is interesting and I learned masses, but oh did I get heartily bored of the delivery method. I am sure Professor Picker is an erudite and charming man, however being presented by hour after hour of rambling video became pretty cheerless - I ended up turning the volume off and trying to make sense of the text script. It would have been great if it could have been broken up by some of his excellent writings, blog posts and other formats like interviews etc.
Also - putting multiple complex reading lists in (some of the documents were 100s of pages long) and adding '10 minutes' as the study time is a little disingenuous.
By K P•
Great content, good as an overview for those wanting to understand US copyright and the history of some of the big names, Google, Amazon etc. Now very out of date- with many of the key cases no longer pending but having been decided.
By Pam A K•
This class was horrible. Randy Picker is an atrocious orator. Whatever translating software was picking up his speech was the worst. After the first week, I couldn't even bear to listening to him anymore so I tried reading the text myself. It is so bad that it literally completely deforms the content of what is being taught. I started skipping to the tests just to get it over with. This content is over five years old. That technology changes daily - and so do laws and court proceedings - this content is severely outdated. Horrible. I'll never take another class if it involves such poor translation, speaker, or course content. I also paid for a certificate for this class. Where is it?