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!
Unit III - Technology, Regulation, and Access
Week 8 - Regulating the Net
The net; today:
Net Neutrality Today
Week 7 - Origins of Regulation
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.
DMCA (as a model for prediction of consequences)
https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/files/dmcapdf.pdf (skim for pertinent info)
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)
The beginning of the end: http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2009/biz-markie-gets-the-copyright-smackdown/
wow, I'm linking to cracked:
Week 4 - "Freely Available Information" - INTRO
TRADEMARK, (skim. You find the best stuff in the oddest places sometimes)
and compare and contrast with
Browse : https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/four-factors/
(Take special note of the "fifth" fair use factor)
POLICY DOCUMENT - Starting "light"
Unit I - The Toolbox
Week 2 - Economics and Law
The Econ I'm (not) talking about
Week 3 - The Law and Policy
Review the last weeks' readings on law.