LIS5411 - Introduction to Information Policy

Welcome to the Course!

(and a quick shoutout to Dr. Kazmer's students — you're in the right place for Sept 5. as well, see the week 2 readings below)

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 discussions (i.e. anything that is private or semi-private.)

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

You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up. For the first day, we will use Collaborate Ultra, which requires nothing more than a modern Javascript-enabled browser. (As always, I recommend Firefox) Note: this may change, but I will discuss later.

There are no textbooks. The syllabus is below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. (NOTE: This is a much smaller class than I'm used to, so we may modify what you see in the syllabus accordingly) See you then!
+First Paper Instructions
+Syllabus

+Calendar

First Day Slides

Week 8 - Anonymity


Review Privacy Readings

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 7 - 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

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 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 - Intellectual Property 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

Week 2 - Economics 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

Week 3 - Law, cont'd


Review last week's law articles and a refresher:
https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/M-638_red.pdf



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