Tom Kelliher, CS 200
Feb. 17, 2004
Read: Chapter 5.
Turn in answers to these questions: 10, 23, 31.
Turn in a one paragraph abstract describing your paper/presentation topic.
Presentations will be April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5. Three presentations
per class, 15 minutes each. Sign up for a time. Sign-up sheet is on my
door. If you don't sign-up for a time by 2/24, I will sign you up for a
- Intellectual property (IP)
- What is it?
- We have a natural right to physical property. What about
- Benefits/costs of intellectual property protection. Limitations.
- IP protection mechanisms: trade secrets, Trademarks and service
marks, patents, copyrights.
- Fair use:
- Four part test: Purpose and character of the use, nature of the
work being copied, how much is being copied, how will the use affect the
market for the work.
- Goucher's response: IP policy; safe harbor rules; Fair Use
- Time shifting and space shifting.
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA):
- Strictures on fair use (personal copying).
- Digital rights management. Encrypted CDs (Microsoft vs. Apple
wrt .wma media file format).
- Peer-to-Peer Networks
- Napster, etc.
- eDigix service at Goucher. The ``right to violate copyright.''
- Protecting Software:
- Copyrights and patents.
- Open source software. Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the
Problems: quality, splintering (unintended forks in development path, ala
- Ethical analyses of:
- IP protection for software.
- Copying IP.
- Pps. 182--183: 23, 24, 30, 31, 33.
Thomas P. Kelliher
Wed Feb 16 09:17:32 EST 2005