Law, Technology & Culture

CPSC 183: Law, Technology, & Culture
Brad Rosen (brad.rosen{at}yale.edu)
Fall 2019: M W, 4:00-5:15, LC 102
TAs: Cole Rianda, Erica Chae, Lorraine Abdulahad, Stephen Andrews
ULAs:  Amy Nichols, Kellen Silver, Kiddest Sinke

CPSC 183 is a class that is open to non-majors.  You do not need a background in tech or computer science to enjoy the class.  The class offers some project options for CS majors as well.  

As a general rule, we will adapt the syllabus to take into account current events.  We may need to add supplemental readings if breaking news changes the topics being discussed. Feel free to review the syllabi from previous years, like such as the 20092010, 20112012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  These should give you a flavor of what the class will ultimately look like.

If you have questions prior to shopping period, please email me directly.  (Strongly encouraged)

NOTE:  Attendance in this class is not optional.  This class is not a gut.  The reviews lie.  The cake is a lie.  There is no spoon.  Tceles B Hsup.  Do not taunt happy fun ball.  You have to burn the rope. 

1) Attention Span Wars — You or a Goldfish?  8/28

2) The Past And the Future of Cyberlaw — 8/30

3) The Past and Future of Cyberspace – 9/4

4) What is law? (Dudley don’t hurt me…) – 9/9

5) 15 Minutes of Fame … and exploitation thereof  – 9/11

6) Introduction to Digital Copyright – 9/16

7) Fair Use and the DMCA – 9/18

8) Fair Use: Remix, Reimagine, Reuse – 9/23

9) Fair Use: Remix and Participatory Culture – 9/25

10) Copyright and Disruptive Technology – 10/2

11) P2P Law and Piracy – 10/7

12)  DRM and Anti-circumvention  – 10/14

13)  Intro to Free Speech – 10/21

14) Defamation, Private Photos, and Hate Speech – 10/23

15) Anonymity & Online Identity  – 10/28

16) Censorship I — Of Leaks and Creeps – 11/4

17) Search & Seizure in the Digital Age – 11/6

16)   Censorship II & Great Walls – 11/11

17) Privacy in the Web 2.0 World – 11/13

18)  Net Neutrality — 11/18

19) Innovation, Appliancization, Education and Knowledge – 11/20