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 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 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 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.
por Jéssyca O•
Sep 23, 2016
Excellent course, classes are not boring, the teacher is great. The best!!!!
por Ibrahima D•
Mar 27, 2018
A very good course. The presentations were detailed and full of information. The presenter has an excellent command of the topic.
por Dinesh R•
Jun 20, 2016
Professor Picker masterfully wraps law and economics into a gripping story. I have enrolled in several courses before, but this is the first course I went through from A to Z. And thoroughly enjoyed.
The material is engaging, the audio and video is brilliant, and the delivery is flawless. I would recommend this to anyone with any interest in the Internet economy.
por Phua W C•
May 09, 2018
Excellent course. Really informative and learned a lot from Professor Picker. One of the best law courses in Coursera.
por Bartlett D M•
Feb 28, 2016
I'm not very experienced with MOOC learning. I've attempted a course or two before but this is the first that I've started and finished. I suspect part of this different outcome may have to do with the way the course was presented by Professor Picker. In short, Professor Picker has a gift for appropriately contextualising information, reinforcing the key aspects of the subject matter and, perhaps, most importantly, keeping things interesting. As it turns out, mixing the typically challenging domains of law and economics can actually be exciting! Who knew?
To the extent that I am seeking to refine my own thinking in the technology policy space, this Course has gone a far way towards achieving that end result. I now feel that I have the the appropriate 'lens' for viewing quite a few of the developments in the internet space.
I'm happy that I took this course. 5 stars. Would definitely recommend.
por Vesma D•
Sep 04, 2015
Very interesting and useful.
Sep 05, 2016
Great course. Amazing amount of detail with which each topic is dealt. Advanced learners have an option to gain additional knowledge on the topics covered by using the extra-depth readings section. I have taken almost 10 MOOCs till date and none was as engaging as this.
por José d J D L C G•
Oct 28, 2015
Excellent teacher and course.Congratulations!!