Feb 05, 2017
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!
Nov 09, 2015
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
por Amit G•
Apr 24, 2018
This is not a good to have course, but a must-have course.
I can easily claim, this is one of the best MOOC's I have ever come across. The course content is exemplary and the cherry on the cake is Randy Picker. Starting from week 1 onto week 9, I was always amazed with the amount of research he has done and the vast repository of knowledge he has.
Randy goes about explaining each concept in great detail, keeps a good pace and adds a special mix of humor and wisdom. I wish there were more such programs.
Brilliant stuff from the University of Chicago, Randy Picker and the team at Coursera.
por Boyang S•
Mar 04, 2016
Extremely interesting course that is based on real world cases
por Mary K•
Oct 20, 2017
This is the first MOOC I have taken and, as such, it will set the standard for all subsequent MOOCs. This is a high bar, as the course content is comprehensive, clear, and fascinating. Not only are historic technological developments and intellectual property issues addressed, but seminal legal determinations and current controversies are presented as well.
A salient feature of this MOOC is its digestibility. Course modules are presented through series of ten minute streaming videos relating to a given topic. Thus the student can learn on the go and not be vexed by prolix downloads and losing one's place.
Also enjoyable is the creating of a participatory community for discussion and the accessibility of Professor Picker.
All in all a great experience. I was fearful that MOOCs would be "learning lite," but nothing could be further than the truth. The course has piqued my interest and motivated me to follow current developments.
por Alex D•
Dec 28, 2016
It is a fantastic course that takes the audience through the world of tech's (media platforms) economics and law concepts and regulations. Studying the emergence of Microsoft, Google, Apple and many others, each module is built starting from the "historical artifacts" that either first acknowledged or regulated each of them and then slowly bringing them to today's modern standpoint.
From my point of view, Randy Picker and his team did a great job with this course in covering all aspects of each module. Moreover, he exceeds expectations by explaining correlated subjects and events, that ultimately ensures a better understanding of the whole phenomenon for each module.
por Кожина К Е•
Nov 02, 2016
This is the best course I have ever attended! Many-many thanks to mr. Picker for his great antitrust perspective and an ability to easily explain very complicated issues! Looking forward to your new courses involving antitrust and again thanks and best wishes!
por Alessandra B•
Feb 12, 2018
Very useful in order to understand big web companies' strategies.
por Javier B d Q•
Oct 10, 2016
por Jeff B•
Dec 14, 2016
I studied film production before digital took over, taught video production, went back to finish my degree after 30 years in the industry and decided on a B.A. in law with a film and tv minor. My University offered similar classes that focused on the history of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, but "Internet Giants" was the class that was missing.
This class will prepare you for the evolution of the media industry that will inevitably happen, take it from a guy who used to make movies before computers!
por José E M C•
Aug 22, 2017
I think the course is great. The material is more than it seems because it has many layers. As an economist and practitioner of competition policy I found most of the examples very useful to understand the reasoning of judges (if that would be possible). The discussion on copyrights and competition are of most use to understand the limits of both, since very often arguments on copyright come to place in competition cases in this kind of industries. However, maybe the best of the course is how Professor Picker is able to mix and mach history with current events. The notion that technological development is not something new and that many of the discussions we have today had been taken before is very important in order not to lose ground in the analysis. I would like to thank Professor Picker for his effort, I also would like to enroll in future courses and actualizations of the present course he organizes.
por Oleksii L•
Jul 26, 2017
Extremly passioned teacher, very informative course. If the english is not your native language, Randy's voice and language is very kind and understandable. Very nice. 10\10.
por fan Y•
Apr 05, 2018
great course, the outline and case studies are really relevant and interesting. it did brings me a lot of thoughts and new perspectives. highly recommend
por Wojciech L•
Jun 25, 2018
Great, insightful course! Prof. Picker is really terrific.
por peter h•
Jan 05, 2018
.Fantastic course! Highly recommended!
por Larry W•
Sep 13, 2015
Excellent presentation of material - high video and audio quality was greatly appreciated!
por Troy Z C•
May 11, 2016
This course is great! well organised and clearly argued! I followed each and every section of it and all the readings and recourses are well prepared! Would recommend to anyone who is doing research in law, technology and sociology alike!
por Olga B•
Jan 15, 2017
Engaging, inspirational, explanatory and accessible to everybody. Great e-learning course if you want to understand how Internet Giants operate on markets and within the borders of law.
A lot of copyright law is presented, but in an interesting and practical way. Economic focus is on business models and the idea of two-sided markets.
This course enabled me to understand the ideas behind big internet corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon etc. and raise overall awareness about Internet regulations.
I highly recommend this course! :)
por Nafen B E S•
Nov 26, 2017
Excellant course & professor, easy method and interesting materials
por Stephen S•
Sep 10, 2015
This was my first MOOC -- taken many years after I was last a student in a classroom. Though the subject matter was challenging (especially the legal aspects), I found Prof. Picker to be an affable "talking head" on my smartphone - someone who made the history, law and economics of media platforms fascinating in ways I never would have imagined. I am also pleased to see The University of Chicago (my alma mater) offering courses like these to the public at large. Now everyone has the chance to experience the "life of the mind" that I still remember with great fondness.
por Miguel O•
Aug 17, 2015
It was a privilege listening to this passionate and clear guide through the history of technology and antitrust with all the relevant docs . Each time I finished a segment I could not help listening to the next one. Like in a good tv series!
por Avi J•
Feb 02, 2017
Interesting course. Takes you through the history of the biggest technology firms, pausing at crucial lawsuits as well as business decisions. I particularly liked the way Prof. Picker draws hypothetical parallels to explain certain scenarios.
por Luis I M R•
Aug 07, 2017
Excelente curso para acceder a las clases de un grande como es Randy Picker de Chicago.
por Richard D•
Apr 11, 2017
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.
por Rogelio V•
May 14, 2018
The course was very interesting and complete. The profesor Randy is an excelent teacher!
por Mateus M R•
Jul 05, 2017
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.