LIS5411 - Introduction to Information Policy

Welcome to the Course!

This front page - in Canvas - is the primary source of material for this course; everything you need for the course will be available here. Many links go through http://jrm4.com (including a mirror of this page for backup and emergency purposes); feel free to browse that as well.

Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at jmarks@fsu.edu ( It is my informed opinion that "Canvas Conversations" should be avoided by all, standard email much better respects autonomy and privacy.)

The live portion of the course will be administered in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra; link is below.

There is a large groupwork component in the class; most weeks will include both a lecture and discussion work with your team. For this, Discord will be supported and strongly recommended. It is my recommendation that you and your team use Discord for groupwork; though I will absolutely allow individuals to opt-out if they so choose. Go here for information and the Discord invitation.

Because of the abbreviated summer term, we will attempt to "hit the ground running." Please review the first week readings.
The only mandatory thing will be to be present for class via Collaborate, using the link below —
However, if enough people also consent to using, and make it into, Discord, we may try to do a first week discussion. This we can play by ear.

Permanent Course Link, please also save elsewhere:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/054789ea02e0416b8311c949da40fb2b

On the first day, do not leave the class until attendance has been taken

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Paper Instructions


Week 11 - Hope


Hope.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/31/coders-of-the-world-unite-can-silicon-valley-workers-curb-the-power-of-big-tech?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/nationalize-internet-net-neutrality/
https://solmaz.io/thoughts/digital-hygiene-feeds/
http://www.businessinsider.com/screen-time-limits-bill-gates-steve-jobs-red-flag-2017-10?r=UK&IR=T
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42030109
http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

And, not mandatory, but a good start:
Probably start here and rewind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCczbSF-B8#t=28m26s
and then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1s7Mo3sac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khO76Mpo9dg

More if you're really starved..
https://cheapskatesguide.org/articles/war-on-gp-computing-farnell.html

Week 10 - Legal Privacy and Modern Issues


Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Opinion | We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster. - The New York Times
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web - Neustadt.fr
Right to Privacy: Constitutional Rights & Privacy Laws | Live Science
The Right of Privacy: Is it Protected by the Constitution?
Privacy Paper
Taibbi on Facebook: Can We Be Saved From the Social Media Giant? - Rolling Stone
Obfuscation: how leaving a trail of confusion can beat online surveillance | Data protection | The Guardian
Snowden warns new surveillance measures will outlast the coronavirus
European Commission




Week 9 - Social Media

Social Media Is a Denial-of-Service Attack on Your Mind
Death of the private self: how fifteen years of Facebook changed the human condition | Facebook | The Guardian
Taibbi on Facebook: Can We Be Saved From the Social Media Giant? - Rolling Stone
As Buyers Circle, Could Twitter Be Better Off As A Nonprofit? : All Tech Considered : NPR
Facebook fake-news writer - I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me
Battling coronavirus misinformation in the age of social media | Coronavirus | The Guardian
For Rogue Twitter, You Need Burner Phone, Anonymous Email
Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News
RSS Is Better Than Twitter
Parler CEO wants liberal to join the pro-Trump crowd on the app
'Weaponized' Facebook fails to protect civil rights, audit says

https://www.wired.com/story/tim-wu-explains-why-facebook-broken-up/

Week 8 - Social Surplus


Weath of Networks - Chapter 1
Playing With Toys While People are Dying | by Paul Kilduff-Taylor | Medium
Online communities are the best thing about the Internet - Biznology

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It - The New York Times
Teens Arent Partying Anymore
Cognitive Surplus - a more moral choice


https://onezero.medium.com/the-gig-economy-is-failing-say-hello-to-the-hustle-economy-13ae3aa91954
https://time.com/4370834/sharing-economy-gig-capitalism/
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https://www.investopedia.com/the-great-work-from-home-migration-5184172
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/pandemic-sparks-labor-reckoning-job-anymore/story?id=77870374

Week 7 - Privacy Continued - Anonymity


What Is Tor and Why Should I Use It?
This is what a Tor Supporter looks like: Laura Poitras | Tor Blog
No guarantees here, for information only: https://uglyduck.ca/blog-anonymously/

Why Pseudonymity Is Such an Important Concept | by Mark Suster | Both Sides of the Table
Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg: Anonymity Online 'Has To Go Away' | HuffPost

Estonians get to vote online
Watch how quick it is to vote in the most advanced democracy on earth, Estonia | VentureBeat

El Paquete Semanal - Wikipedia
The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends' | WIRED

Obfuscation: how leaving a trail of confusion can beat online surveillance | Data protection | The Guardian


The Right to Read


Week 6 - Intro to Privacy and Verification

./LIS5411 - Privacy and Milkshakes.pdf
The tech
How internet encryption works | Data protection | The Guardian
Public key cryptography - Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (full version) - YouTube
TrueCrypt audit shows no sign of NSA backdoors, just some minor glitches | PCWorld

What is Cryptographic Hashing? MD5, SHA, and More
https://www.troyhunt.com/we-didnt-encrypt-your-password-we-hashed-it-heres-what-that-means/

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/18/nists-new-password-rules-what-you-need-to-know/

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_bitcoin_works
http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/cryptocurrency-explainer/


Week 5 - Regulation, Old and New


Federal Communications Commission
A short history of the telephone industry and regulation
The Invisible Barbecue

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
The Internet: Computer Network Hierarchy | HowStuffWorks

How big telecom smothers city run broadband
A decentralized web would give power back to the people online
Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Nationalize the Internet: Why the Fight for Net Neutrality Is Just the Start
Ending net neutrality will end Internet as we know it: Wozniak Copps

The coronavirus crisis proves internet should be a public utility

- (new)
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210104/08093445992/could-digital-divide-unite-us.shtml





Week 4 - Responses to "IP"


Cory Doctorow: IP

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/youtubes-new-lawsuit-shows-just-how-far-copyright-trolls-have-go-theyre-stopped
https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/engelberg/news/2020-03-04-youtube-takedown

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://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa7jxb/archivists-are-trying-to-make-sure-a-pirate-bay-of-science-never-goes-down
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210519/06365746826/redditors-launch-rescue-mission-embattled-sci-hub-with-ultimate-aim-building-decentralized-version.shtml

Alternate Modes
COMPULSORY LICENSING?
https://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/music-copyright-compulsory-cover-license.html
Orphan Works
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_work

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://www.bloombergquint.com/opinion/non-fungible-tokens-and-copyright-law-a-nifty-dilemma
https://coingeek.com/the-nft-craze-is-being-driven-ignorance/

Week 3 - Freely Available Information


The Basics:
The Four Types of Intellectual Property Protection - GameAcademy.com

TRADE SECRET
Iron Man's Suit Isn't Patented, It's A Trade Secret (Seriously) | Litigation & Trial

TRADEMARK
Trademark law | Modern Wiki | Fandom

PATENT LAW
Patent Law: Everything You Need to Know

COPYRIGHT
Copyright Basics


Rethinking things:

Intellectual? Property?
Did You Say Intellectual Property? Its a Seductive Mirage
Property Rights and Intellectual Property

Heavy ideas: Compare Anarchism Triumphant with Enforcing Copyright


Week 1 - Intro to Info Policy

Intro to Info Policy

The Econ I'm (not) talking about
How economics became a religion

On Econ
Wealth of Networks - Benkler
The Attention Economy and the Net

On Law
Transcendental Nonsense
The Law of the Horse

Basic Civics

Class 2 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/5e5167da88cc4d9c8d5161b961c0c035
Class 3 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/bf3338c612eb4c62a1231a4fc8340ce8
Class 4 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/5699b9596c284e9985f02098b240972f
Class 5 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/5be62ebcf0904ff199bf1eb7f4607ec4
Class 6 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/160c6822946a442da18138f7f6a2c7da
Class 8 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/6ad0058fd19f4ab9a7ec365527c33738
Class 9 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/93fa4a8d12b64604856ad2c95898135d
Class 10 https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/84b063974c33402a815714d83248f845



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