Extension lecture introducing do-it-yourself digital design at home using cmos chips and a breadboard. Extension lectures are for first year computing students at UNSW. The topics covered are non-examinable, students attend only if they are interested. Richard generally raises more questions than he answers.
Google has been caught in the middle of free speech vs. censorship issues. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act states that if a company removes information from the internet when requested, they cannot be held liable. If the company is then counter-notified, they can put the information back up and remain legally neutral. Google has followed this policy, says co-founder Larry Page, but it has nevertheless sparked controversy.
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
Introduction: A layered view of digital communication
Course overview; what do computer scientists do?
In this second lecture on On The Road, Professor Hungerford addresses some of the obstacles and failures to the novel's high ambitions for achieving American community through an immediacy of communication. Sal Paradise's desire to cross racial boundaries, for example, seems ultimately more exploitative than expansive; Dean's exuberant language of "Yes!" and "Wow!" devolves into meaningless gibberish. And yet the novel's mystical vision of...more
"Where is the moral basis of leadership, where is its moral spirit, in the age of globalisation and the digital revolution?" The final part in a series of lectures and discussions to examine the challenges of leadership at a time of financial and geo-political dislocation.