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 be used for our class session so please make sure you are able to access that. (Despite "Classic" being slightly worse for broadcasting, Ultra is effectively unusable for groupwork. This class has heavy group work and light broadcasting requirements, so Classic it is)

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

Final Calendar

First Day Slides

TEAM INSTRUCTIONS
First Paper Instructions

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://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 7 - Access


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

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

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/

The Digital Divide
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1050438

Accessibility
http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6164/4898

ALA Policy
http://www.ala.org/asgcla/resources/libraryservices

For discussion
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB822

Week 6 - The Responses


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 - IP - The Problems


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"


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

Week 3 - 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


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



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