How does the law adapt to new technology?

How does the law adapt to new technology?
How does the law adapt to new technology?

How does the law adapt to new technology?

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania man was arrested for allegedly violating a restraining order when he “liked” 22 of his ex-girlfriend’s photos and videos on Facebook. And in 2012 a British traveler was detained upon arriving in LA after he tweeted he was going to “go and destroy America.” He insists he meant destroy as British slang for “party,” but he spent the night in jail and was sent home. Of course, the Internet and social media weren’t around when restraining orders and terrorism laws were created...but the law is now being adapted to respond to these and other new technologies. Jim Speta joins us to talk about the changing landscape of the law. Jim’s a professor at the Northwestern University School of Law and an expert on telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust and administrative law. (Flickr/Jason Howie)