Tom Kelliher, CS 200
Feb. 23, 2006
Read: Chapter 5.
Turn in answers to these questions: 10, 28, 37.
Turn in a one paragraph abstract describing your paper/presentation topic
(20% of your paper grade). Presentations will be April 13, 20, 27, May 4,
and 11. Two (.002) or three (.001) presentations per class, 20/15 minutes
each. Sign up for a time. Sign-up sheet is on my door. If you don't
sign-up for a time by 3/2, I will sign you up for a time.
- 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. 203-: 24, 25, 31, 32, 34.
Thomas P. Kelliher