This course provided the background knowledge I needed on the Internet Giants and how they came to be so. Thank you Randy and all the people who worked behind the scenes to deliver this to us.
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!
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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.
創建者 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.
創建者 Ramanpreet S 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.
創建者 Yolanda S D•
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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 Michal S•
It was a little different than I expected (more litigations and law in general), but A LOT of new information nevertheless.
創建者 Polina A•
Too difficult for not native speakers to understand the topic but this course brings a lot if information.
創建者 Ruslan T•
The course is very interesting, but the 70-question test in Course review (week 9) is too much ...