Ok, so you’ve all had a chance to look through the Online IST 110 Challenge for this semester so I thought I’d get you moving in the right direction. First of all, tomorrow, Tuesday 10.12.2004, Dr. John Bagby will be our guest lecturer … He has posted an entire site that you NEED to look over before class tomorrow … make sure you do it!
Dr. Bagby is a senior faculty member here in the School of IST focusing on policy and legislative issues in IT. Dr. Bagby is a very well published author and an excellent lecturer and all around good guy. He will be talking a bit about the realities of the file sharing issue … he asked that you all be prepared to discuss the issues and said he wanted you to look over some basic information. Thanks to our TA, Paula Bach, we have several good sources of information. I’ll just drop the links in without editorial notes … just go and get caught up on this stuff!
Overview of the digital millennium copyright act
Many links (including video) of the Napster case
Webopedia DRM def’n
“DRM is moribund” from Compaq research center
I also came across this little article about the MPAA asking the Supreme Court to rule on P2P cases that were already settled … they are looking for the Court to overturn a ruling that absolve networks for P2P violations of its users. Quick, easy read–>