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 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 may be missed -- 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 at least 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. See you then!




Readings and Assignments

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+Syllabus
Tentative Future Readings
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Week 7 - 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/


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 6 - 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/

Unit II Slides


Week 6 - Modern Responses to IP Issues

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
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/

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 5 - 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)

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/

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/

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

PATENT
https://www.eff.org/issues/patents

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


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 - 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




Week 2 - Economics, Law and the 'net


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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