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 a few readings for our first and second classes below. They are not officially "due" until our SECOND class, but I'd like you to skim them over a bit before our first.

We will also discuss team procedures on our first class.

The actual link to the online class link will be announced (and should presently be in Canvas) , but you can get set up here: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/v12/Participant/Get_Started

See you in class!

Syllabus
+First Paper Instructions



Week 6 - Access


https://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193447.html
http://old.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/barbecue.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 (review)
http://www.ala.org/asgcla/resources/libraryservices



Week 5 - Responses in IP


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/

Week 4 - IP Continued

(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 3 - 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



Weeks 1/2 - Economics, Law and Policy


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

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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