LIS5411 - Introduction to Information Policy

Welcome to the Course!

Canvas and my personal class site (LIS5411)will be the main resources for the class — note that this main page is mirrored on both (but contains the private recordings and link to Discussions only in Canvas) so you should only need to visit the Canvas page. But feel free to browse the rest of jrm4.com if you like.

Note: Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at jmarks@fsu.edu (Messaging through Canvas may be missed -- regular email is a better and safer tool for this purpose)

I normally prefer to not have readings due for the first day, but the summer term is a bit abbreviated, so please at least skim the materials for Week 1 below.

We will use Collaborate Ultra, which requires nothing more than a modern Javascript-enabled browser. (As always, I recommend Firefox).

There are no textbooks. The syllabus is below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!

Readings and Assignments

+Calendar
Tentative Future Readings
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Recordings are now at the bottom of this page

Week 12 - Hope



Hope.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/
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://www.dailydot.com/layer8/nationalize-internet-net-neutrality/
https://solmaz.io/thoughts/digital-hygiene-feeds/
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 11 - 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://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/12/opinion/facebook-google-privacy-policies.html

https://neustadt.fr/essays/against-a-user-hostile-web/


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

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://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/03/25/snowden-warns-the-surveillance-states-were-creating-now-will-outlast-the-coronavirus/

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

Week 11 Notes

Week 10 - Social Media


http://nautil.us/issue/52/the-hive/modern-media-is-a-dos-attack-on-your-free-will
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/31/how-facebook-robbed-us-of-our-sense-of-self
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-we-be-saved-from-facebook-629567/

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/10/05/496427956/as-buyers-circle-could-twitter-be-better-off-as-a-non-profit

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/17/facebook-fake-news-writer-i-think-donald-trump-is-in-the-white-house-because-of-me/?utm_term=.bf0fcb4ef221

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/03/battling-coronavirus-misinformation-in-the-age-of-social-media

https://theintercept.com/2017/02/20/how-to-run-a-rogue-government-twitter-account-with-an-anonymous-email-address-and-a-burner-phone/


https://gizmodo.com/why-rss-feeds-still-beat-facebook-and-twitter-for-track-1800722740
https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929

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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/27/parler-ceo-wants-liberal-to-join-the-pro-trump-crowd-on-the-app.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/weaponized-facebook-fails-protect-civil-rights-audit-says-n1233143


Week 9 - Anonymity


REVIEW LAW

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

(time permitting:)
How Bitcoin Works
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_bitcoin_works

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/

Week 9 Notes

Week 8 - Intro to Privacy- Technical 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

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2905995/truecrypt-audit-shows-no-sign-of-nsa-backdoors-just-some-minor-glitches.html

https://www.howtogeek.com/203708/3-alternatives-to-the-now-defunct-truecrypt-for-your-encryption-needs/

Apple's Method
http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/10/why-cant-apple-decrypt-your-iphone.html

Hashing for Verification
http://www.howtogeek.com/67241/htg-explains-what-are-md5-sha-1-hashes-and-how-do-i-check-them/

https://tiptopsecurity.com/what-is-cryptographic-hashing-md5-sha-and-more/

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bill-barr-wants-apple-break-their-encryption-even-if-it-ncna1117841

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

Week 8 notes

Week 7 - Direct Regulation


History of Regulation
https://web.archive.org/web/20050129100111/https://museum.tv/archives/etv/F/htmlF/federalcommu/federalcommu.htm
http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/471/hout/telecomHistory/
http://old.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/barbecue.html

The Internet
http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/
https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/internet-infrastructure1.htm

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/how-wireless-mesh-networks-work.htm


The barriers
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/08/28/15404/how-big-telecom-smothers-city-run-broadband
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/09/a-decentralized-web-would-give-power-back-to-the-people-online/
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paax9n/rural-america-is-building-its-own-internet-because-no-one-else-will


NET NEUTRALITY
https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/nationalize-internet-net-neutrality/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/09/29/ending-net-neutrality-will-end-internet-we-know-steve-wozniak-michael-copps-column/704861001/

https://qz.com/1826043/the-coronavirus-crisis-proves-internet-should-be-a-public-utility/


Week 7 Notes

Week 6 - Responses in IP


https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/serving-big-company-interests-copyright-crisis

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/youtubes-new-lawsuit-shows-just-how-far-copyright-trolls-have-go-theyre-stopped

https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/engelberg/news/2020-03-04-youtube-takedown

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

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/


Week 6 Notes

Week 5 - Copyright and Controversy


(obviously, review last weeks Copyright readings. This looks like a lot, but most are pretty light)

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/
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2019/02/19/the-unstoppable-rise-of-sci-hub-how-does-a-new-generation-of-researchers-perceive-sci-hub/
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa7jxb/archivists-are-trying-to-make-sure-a-pirate-bay-of-science-never-goes-down
https://nofreeviewnoreview.org/

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

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

Week 5 Notes

Week 4 - Intellectual Property Basics Continued


(obviously, review last weeks' readings because we didn't get to Copyright/Patent/Trademark), and also

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/serving-big-company-interests-copyright-crisis

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/

5411:Week 4 Notes

Week 3 - Freely Available Information


NOTE: we will certainly cover "the basics" below, at least up to Trademark. The "heavy stuff" thus may be postponed. Take a look, but don't get bogged down.

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

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
https://cyber.harvard.edu/property/library/copyprimer.html

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

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

(the heavy stuff)

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/

+Week 3 Notes

Week 2 - Law and Policy


Review:
http://people.tamu.edu/~braman/bramanpdfs/027_Braman_Chapt1.pdf
http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/LCS/waldron-cohen.pdf
https://cyber.harvard.edu/works/lessig/finalhls.pdf

New (in case you need a refresher?)
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/M-638_red.pdf

LIS5411:Week 2 Class Notes


Week 1 - Economics, Law, and the 'net


http://people.tamu.edu/~braman/bramanpdfs/027_Braman_Chapt1.pdf

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

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/M-638_red.pdf

Week 1 Class Notes

Recordings Here
2020-05-12 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_1
2020-05-19 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_2
2020-05-26 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_3
2020-06-02 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_4
2020-06-09 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_5
2020-06-16 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_6
2020-06-23 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_7
2020-06-30 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_8
2020-07-08 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_9
2020-07-14 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_10
2020-07-21 LIS-5411 - Information Policy - recording_11



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