LIS5411 - Introduction to Information Policy

Welcome to the Course!

This website (and not Canvas) is the primary location for information on the course. Most of the course, and anything suitable for public viewing will be available here.

That being said, Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and some discussions (i.e. anything that is private or semi-private.)

Collaborate CLASSIC will likely be used for our class sessions, so please make sure you are able to access that. (Despite "Classic" being slightly worse for broadcasting, Ultra, so far, has been effectively unusable for groupwork. This class has heavy group work and light broadcasting requirements, so Classic it is, for now. We will discuss in class.)

There are no readings or requirements for the first class, just show up. The link is forthcoming, but you can get set up here: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/v12/Participant/Get_Started

See you in class!

Syllabus

Last Semester Topics

Unit III - Technology, Regulation, and Access


Week 15 - .. but where does it go?


https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://qz.com/797778/silicon-valley-thinks-its-the-heir-to-1960s-counterculture-but-theres-no-revolution-here/

On "Innovation"
https://startuptown.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/innovation-is-based-on-government-policy/
http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/04/how-maintainers-not-innovators-make-the-world-turn/477468/

http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42030109
http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

And, not mandatory, but a good start:
Probably start here and rewind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCczbSF-B8#t=28m26s
and then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1s7Mo3sac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khO76Mpo9dg


Week 14 - Where it comes from


https://www.gq.com/story/silicon-valley-is-a-lie
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/31/coders-of-the-world-unite-can-silicon-valley-workers-curb-the-power-of-big-tech?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-code-im-still-ashamed-of-e4c021dff55e

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-silicon-valley-nails-silicon-valley

https://www.wired.com/story/mark-zuckerberg-congress-facebook-troubles/

http://greyenlightenment.com/entrepreneurism-is-overrated/

(also)

https://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-french-isps-to-block-sci-hub-and-libgen-190331/

Week 13 - E-government and Intellectual Freedom


Theory
https://www.nas.org/images/documents/NAS_The_Architecture_of_Intellectual_Freedom_Print_(3).pdf

Implementation-
https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html


https://www.ada.gov/pcatoolkit/chap5toolkit.htm

https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/the-web-we-broke/

State of things
https://www.state.gov/m/irm/rls/115901.htm
https://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop/2011/02/03/pacer-recap-and-the-movement-to-free-american-case-law/

http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/DC0B20B7DC22B7418525791B006A54E4

https://www.good.is/articles/florida-man-sunshine-laws-transparency

https://www.eff.org/work

Browse:
https://case.law/

By example, browse.
https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/services-for-libraries/e-government/

Week 12 - Surveillance and Data Collection in Practice


Review:
https://web.archive.org/web/20120615000006/https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Privacy-Matters-Even-if/127461/

https://gizmodo.com/how-facebook-figures-out-everyone-youve-ever-met-1819822691
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-we-be-saved-from-facebook-629567/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/24/obfuscation-users-guide-for-privacy-and-protest-online-surveillance

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/02/future-of-war-memes/

https://www.unboundworlds.com/2018/08/connects-julian-gough-algorithmically-sorted-controlled/?ref=PRH96C06AE639&aid=randohouseinc26226-20&linkid=PRH96C06AE639

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en

Week 11 - Assembly and Communities


http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_1.pdf

Playing with toys while people are dying?
https://medium.com/@mode7games/playing-with-toys-while-people-are-dying-f8ed35ef8b25

https://biznology.com/2018/01/online-communities-best-thing-internet-not-worst/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/technology/how-the-internet-is-saving-culture-not-killing-it.html
https://www.wired.com/story/why-teens-arent-partying-anymore/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/06/clay-shirkys-cognitive-surplus-is-creating-and-sharing-always-a-more-moral-choice-than-consuming/

http://nautil.us/issue/52/the-hive/modern-media-is-a-dos-attack-on-your-free-will
https://gizmodo.com/why-rss-feeds-still-beat-facebook-and-twitter-for-track-1800722740
https://www.codesections.com/blog/mastodon-elevator-pitch/

https://freedomboxfoundation.org/

Week 10 - Anonymity

In the news:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/congress-repeals-obama-internet-history-privacy-rules/
http://mashable.com/2017/03/31/isp-claim-wont-sell-browsing-history/#t0iFiYqefiqw

Tor
http://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/what-tor-supporter-looks-laura-poitras

Anonymity?
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2011/09/21/why-pseudonymity-is-such-an-important-concept-and-what-anybeat-is-doing-about-it/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/randi-zuckerberg-anonymity-online_n_910892.html

Voting:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/
http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/21/watch-how-quick-it-is-to-vote-in-the-most-advanced-democracy-on-earth-estonia/

READING:
https://free.law/2015/09/17/the-right-to-read-anonymously/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paquete_Semanal
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/north-korea/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/24/obfuscation-users-guide-for-privacy-and-protest-online-surveillance


Week 9 - Practical and Legal Secrecy


The tech:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/05/how-internet-encryption-works

Excellent intuitive explanation of the seemingly impossible part of cryptography.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEBfamv-_do

The law:
http://www.livescience.com/37398-right-to-privacy.html
http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1108268

The reality:
https://harvardlawreview.org/2013/06/addressing-the-harm-of-total-surveillance-a-reply-to-professor-neil-richards/
https://web.archive.org/web/20120615000006/https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Privacy-Matters-Even-if/127461/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/#4d2a35346668



Week 8 - Regulating the Net


https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html

http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/

DIY? Mesh, et al
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37974267
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly


The net; today:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/14/dennis-cooper-google-censorship-dc-blog
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://backchannel.com/the-end-of-the-internet-dream-ba060b17da61#.y01ca2r1d

Net Neutrality Today
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/12/ajit-pai-fcc-net-neutrality-open-internet
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43a5kg/80-percent-net-neutrality-comments-bots-astroturfing

Week 7 - Origins of Regulation


https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=965860
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/471/hout/telecomHistory/

FCC
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/legacy/osmhome/roosa4.html
http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/piac/novmtg/pubint.htm
http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/20thcentury/regulatingtelevision/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakup_of_the_Bell_System



Unit II - Freely Available information


Week 6 - Responses in IP

Note: Again, lots of topics, we may not get to all of them, but some you might find interesting for paper topics.

Alternate Modes
COMPULSORY LICENSING?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_licensing
https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/music-copyright-compulsory-cover-license.html

Orphan Works
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_work
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2008/10/orphan-works-copyright-reform-fails-in-wake-of-bailout-bid/

Piracy?
https://gizmodo.com/the-eu-suppressed-a-300-page-study-that-found-piracy-do-1818629537


DMCA (as a model for prediction of consequences)
https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/files/dmcapdf.pdf (skim for pertinent info)
https://www.wired.com/2008/10/ten-years-later/
https://www.eff.org/files/2014/09/16/unintendedconsequences2014.pdf

GNU GPL
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt
https://opensource.com/article/17/9/open-source-licensing
https://qz.com/981029/a-federal-court-has-ruled-that-an-open-source-license-is-an-enforceable-contract/


https://library.osu.edu/blogs/copyright/2015/07/29/copyright-as-an-instrument-for-censorship/

For discussion:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593&from=en

Week 5 - Problems in IP

(obviously, review last weeks' readings because we didn't get to Copyright/Patent. This looks like a lot, but most are pretty light)

http://www.salon.com/2012/09/19/an_art_history_book_minus_the_art/
http://www.lessig.org/2008/10/a-lesson-in-the-failures-of-fa/
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/04/fair-use-prevails-as-supreme-court-rejects-google-books-copyright-case/

CREATOR RIGHTS?
https://harpers.org/archive/2007/02/the-ecstasy-of-influence/
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2003/06/harry_potter_and_the_international_order_of_copyright.html


MUSIC
The beginning of the end: http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2009/biz-markie-gets-the-copyright-smackdown/

LIBRARIANSHIP?
https://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/01/offline-book-lending-costs-us.html
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/05/31/why-sci-hub-matters/
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone

MOVIES
http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/439759688/you-a-big-fan-of-aggressive-ip-enforcement-like


PATENT
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/federal-circuit-hits-stupid-patent-owner-fee-award
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/08/intellectual-property?fsrc=rss


wow, I'm linking to cracked:
http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-687-12-inventions-created-by-different-people-at-same-time/


Week 4 - "Freely Available Information" - INTRO


The basics:
https://www.gameacademy.com/the-four-types-of-intellectual-property-protection/

Intellectual? Property?
https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html
http://www.dklevine.com/general/intellectual/coffee.htm

TRADE SECRET
http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2010/05/articles/the-law/for-people/iron-mans-suit-isnt-patented-its-a-trade-secret-seriously/

TRADEMARK, (skim. You find the best stuff in the oddest places sometimes)
http://modernsociety.wikia.com/wiki/Trademark_law

PATENT
https://www.upcounsel.com/patent-law
http://goo.gl/qFVt


COPYRIGHT
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/anarchism.html
and compare and contrast with
https://web.archive.org/web/20080720143500/http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6529387.html

Browse : https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/four-factors/
(Take special note of the "fifth" fair use factor)
https://undark.org/article/fair-use-become-unfair/


POLICY DOCUMENT - Starting "light"
https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf




Unit I - The Toolbox


Week 2 - Economics and Law


The Econ I'm (not) talking about
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/jul/11/how-economics-became-a-religion

The net's impact
http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_1.pdf
http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/519/440

On "Law"
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/waldron-cohen.pdf
https://cyber.harvard.edu/works/lessig/finalhls.pdf

Week 3 - The Law and Policy


Review the last weeks' readings on law.

Defining Information Policy - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jinfopoli.1.2011.0001
http://www.nap.edu/read/12687/chapter/3
http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~hal/Papers/policy/policy.html

The net
http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html

Info Policy
http://old.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/barbecue.html



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