SIE 525: Book List

SIE 525 Information Systems Law


This bibliography focuses primarily on books. Most sources listed are from the past five years. An annotated bibliography that describes the content of each book is available from the instructor.


The textbooks and broad coverage resources in this section are openly available on the web for free use or the publisher may request a nominal charge.

(a) One high-quality low-cost textbook focused explicitly focused on Internet Law and appropriate for use in a law school context is:

Internet Law: Cases & Problems (Eleventh Edition, 2021) > 700 pages
James Grimmelmann
Note: Suggested price is $30 for a downloadable pdf version and $66.60 for a bound version from Amazon. Class assignments refer to page numbers in the current edition so please acquire this inexpensive version to avoid confusion.

(b) Free textbooks and references touching on aspects of information systems law germane to this course include those available from Open Textbook Library. See specifically Suggested downloads might include:

American Contract Law for a Global Age (2017)
Mark Edwin Burge and Franklin G. Snyder
Texas A&M University School of Law

Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials (2016)
James Boyle, Duke Law School and Jennifer Jenkins, Duke Law School

Torts: Cases and Contexts Volumes 1 and II (2016)
Eric E. Johnson, University of North Dakota School of Law

Regulation Compilation:
Federal Rules of Evidence (2016)

Legislation Compilation:
United States Copyright Law (2014)
Similar volumes exist for Patent and Trademark

(c) BITLAW: A Free Legal Resource Focusing on Intellectual Property (1996 -2019)

Daniel A. Tysver
This source provides basic legal material in an introductory manner and is kept up-to-date.


The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics (2020)
Ben Buchanan

Hacker States (2020)
Luca Follis

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (2018)
David E. Sanger

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World (2018)
Bruce Schneier

AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order (2018)
Kai-Fu Lee

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (2016)
Fred Kaplan

Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage (2016)
Gordon Corera

Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union (2016)
Stephen Budiansky

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It (2015)
Marc Goodman


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power (2019)
Shoshana Zuboff

Data versus Democracy: How Big Data Algorithms Shape Opinions and Alter the Course of History (2019)
Kris Shaffer

A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are (2019)
Flynn Coleman

Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to fake news and filter bubbles – the algorithms that control our lives (2018)
David Sumpter

Privacy: A Short History (2016)
David Vincent

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine will Remake Our World (2015)
Pedro Domingos

Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Rights in a Digital Age (2015)
Neil Richards

Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions (2015)
Marc Rotenberg, Jeramie Scott, Julia Horwitz (Editors)

Privacy Law Fundamentals, Third Edition (2015)
Daniel J. Solove and Paul M. Schwartz

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World (2015)
Bruce Schneier

Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals (2014)
Cherie L. Givens


The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health – and How We Must Adapt (2020)
Sinan Aral

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It (2020)
Robert B. Reich

Why We’re Polarized (2020)
Ezra Klein

On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake (2020)
Sarah Chayes

Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite (2020)
Peter Schweizer

These Truths: A History of the United States (2018)
Jill Lepore

Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System (2018)
Jason M. Hanania

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (2018)
Anand Giridharadas

Solomon’s Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines (2018)
Olaf Groth and Dan Zehr

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms (2018)
Hannah Fry

The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation (2018)
Darrell M. West

The Industries of the Future (2017)
Alec Ross

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are (2017)
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (2017)
Cathy O’Neil