This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encrypt...more
Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business. The World Wide Web brings much of the world's knowledge into the reach of nearly everyone with a computer and an internet connection. The availability of huge quantities of information at our fingertips is transforming government, business, and many other aspects of society. Topics include search advertising and auctions, search and privacy, search ranking, internationalization, anti-spam...more
April 4, 2008 lecture by Beth Noveck for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547). In this lecture, Beth Noveck discusses why current political institutions have changed little in response to Web 2.0. She explores the role of visual and social interfaces in producing better democracy and talk about the progress of the Peer-to-Patent project. Overall, the talk focuses on how both law and technology might be better...more
Visiting with every single employee bank-wide, Silicon Valley Bank CEO Ken Wilcox believes that personal correspondence is one of the best ways to solidify satisfactory communication. In this clip, he also explains the bank's group evaluation practices, and discusses how peer evaluation is a boon to an enriching work environment.
Networks: clients and servers, peer-to-peer, LANs and WLANs, the Internet, and domains. Email: addresses; IMAP, POP and SMTP; netiquette; spam; emoticons; snail mail; and listservs. SSH. The World Wide Web: URLs and HTTP. Blogs. Instant messaging. SFTP. Usenet.