Control, Privacy, & Technology

CPSC 185: Control, Privacy and Technology
Brad Rosen (

Spring 2018

TAs:  Gabby Capone, David Stanton
F, 3:30-5:30, WLH 203

Course Readings:  Please Skim The Syllabi from 2017,2016,  201520142013, etc.

(1) Crazy Laws & Prosecutorial Discretion 

  1. Inmates of Attica Correctional Facility v Rockerfeller, 477 F2d 375 (2d Cir. 1973):
  2. Lon Fuller, The Case of The Speluncean Explorers:
  3. Miller v. Skumanick,  Order  [Order] (Optional: Skim Complaint [Complaint])
  4. Miller v. Skumanick,  3rd Cir. Appeal Pages: 4-11, Skim 14-21, 22-35.
  5. United States v. Dougherty 473 F.2d 1113 (D.C. Cir. 1974) condensed opinion
  6. United States v. Krzyske, 857 F.2d 1089 (6th Cir. 1988)   and United States v. Krzyske, 836 F.2d 1013 (6th Cir. 1988)  (read sections on jury nullification)
  7. Tang, Xiyin: The Perverse Logic of Teen Sexting Prosecutions (And How To Stop It)

[N.B. The Fuller Article and the Inmates of Attica case serve as a framework for a number of the issues we will discuss in the class].

(11) Theories of Privacy Rights: Penumbras and Unintended Consequences :

  1. Samuel D. Warren & Louis D. Brandeis, The Right to Privacy, 4 Harv. L. Rev. 5 (1890). (attached as PDF)

  2. Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965): Douglas’s opinion for the Court:; Black’s dissent (first three paragraphs only):

  3. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) (Blackmun’s opinion – only preamble (the paragraphs preceding section I) and section VIII):

  4. Randall P. Bezanson, The Right to Privacy Revisited: Privacy, News, and Social Change 1890-1990, 80 Cal. L. Rev. 5 (1992) [only pages 1137-1150] (attached as PDF)

  5. Robert C. Post, The Social Foundations of Privacy: Community and Self in the Common Law Tort, 77 Cal. L. Rev. 5 (1989) [only pages 969-978] (attached as PDF)

  6. Catsouras v. Dept. of Cal. Hwy. Patrol, 181 Cal. App. 4th 856 (2010) [only pages 10-18] (attached as PDF)

  7. ABCNews, Families Struggle to Delete Loved One’s Online Presence After Death,

  8. Justia, Facebook’s “If I Die” App Should Remind Us That We Each Need a Digital Death Plan,

  9. Facebook Now Lets You Choose Who Controls Your Account After You Die,
  10. ….but people aren’t using it:
  11. Lifehacker, What Should I Do About My Virtual Life After Death,

  12. Facebook Memorial Sites Taking Hold,

  13. Google Inactive Account Manager,

  14. What Inactive Account Manager means for your will,

  15. National archives v. Favish, 541 U.S. 157 (2004) (Opinion by Kennedy):

  16. Marsh v. San Diego

  17. Chanko v. American Broadcasting Corp
  18. Rodriguez v Fox
  19. Kiel Brennan Marquez, “A modest defense of mind-reading”

  20. Refresh Lon Fuller, The Case of The Speluncean Explorers:

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