2009 Syllabus

CPSC 183: Introduction to Law & Technology
Elizabeth Stark (elizabeth.stark@yale.edu)
& Brad Rosen (brad.rosen@yale.edu)
M W, 4-5:15, WLH 119

1. Introduction: The Cloud & Its Not-So-Silver Lining? – 9/2

Jonathan Zittrain, Lost in the Cloud, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/opinion/20zittrain.html

2. The Past & Future of Cyberlaw – 9/7

John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, http://homes.eff.org/~barlow/Declaration-Final.html

Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, http://pdf.codev2.cc/Lessig-Codev2.pdf (Preface to the First Edition, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Preface to the Second Edition – read preface to the second edition last – p. xii-23, ix-xi)

Frank Easterbrook, Cyberspace and the Law of the Horse http://www.law.upenn.edu/fac/pwagner/law619/f2001/week15/easterbrook.pdf

3. The Past & Future of Cyberspace – 9/9

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet — and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (Chapters 1, 2 – p. 11-35)

United States v. Morris, http://www.loundy.com/CASES/US_v_Morris2.html (Concentrate mainly on the “Facts” section, don’t worry if you don’t understand some of the more complicated issues in the “Discussion” section)

4. Collaboration & Online Communities – 9/14

Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks, http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks_Chapter_3.pdf, (p. 59-63, 68-90 – Skip Free/Open Source Software)

Metcalfe’s Law, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe%27s_law

Wikipedia Policies:

NPOV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view
Verifiability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability
No Original Research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:No_original_research

5. Introduction to Digital Copyright – 9/16

Constitution Art 1 Sec. 8 clause 8, http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articlei.html#section8 (Progress clause)

17 USC §§102-103, §§105-106, http://tinyurl.com/17usc102http://tinyurl.com/17usc103http://tinyurl.com/17usc105http://tinyurl.com/17usc106

Feist v. Rural Telephone, http://www.law.cornell.edu/copyright/cases/499_US_340.htm
Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture, http://www.free-culture.cc/freeculture.pdf (Ch 6-7, 85-99)

Roy Blount, Jr., The Kindle Swindle?, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/opinion/25blount.html

Michael Kwun, Does the Authors Guild Want to Sue You for Reading Aloud to Your Kids?, http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/02/does-authors-guild-want-sue-you-reading-aloud-your

6. Fair Use, Remix, & the DMCA – 9/21

17 USC §107, http://tinyurl.com/17usc107

Warner Bros. v. RDR Books, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/harrypottercase.pdf (Skim Conclusions of Law – I. Copyright Infringement, pay special attention to II. Fair Use)

Chilling Effects, FAQ About DMCA Safe Harbor, http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/faq.cgi

Lenz v. Universal, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/lenzvuniversal.pdf

Nate Harrison, Can I get an Amen?, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac

Pierre Leval, Toward a Fair Use Standard, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/leval.pdf

7. P2P, Law, & Piracy (Video Conference: Peter Sunde, The Pirate Bay) – 9/23

Sony  v. Universal, http://www.law.cornell.edu/copyright/cases/464_US_417.htm (Majority Opinion)

Wikipedia on A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc, 239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001),  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26M_Records,_Inc._v._Napster,_Inc.

Wikipedia on Pirate Bay Trial,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_pirate_bay_trial

Tenenbaum Trial Coverage,  http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/o-tenenbaum-riaa-wins-675000-or-22500-per-song.ars

Wikipedia on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer-to-peer_file_sharing

8. Trusted Computing & DRM – 9/28

Gabriella Coleman, Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest Among Free and Open Source Software Developers,  https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/colemanexcerpt.pdf (p. 435-448)

Spore Complaint, http://www.courthousenews.com/2008/09/23/Spore.pdf (p. 1-15)

Richard Stallman, The Right to Read, http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html

EFF, Meditations on Trusted Computing, http://www.eff.org/wp/meditations-trusted-computing

Ed Felten, DRM in Retreat, http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/drm-retreat

Alexander Wolfe, Microsoft DRM Patent Could Revive Peer-to-Peer Music Nets, http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/09/microsoft_drm_p.html

9. Free & Proprietary Software – 9/30

GNU General Public License,  http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html (READ: Preamble and 2, 3, 4, 12)

Ira V. Heffan, Copyleft: Licensing Collaborative Works in The Digital Age, 49 Stan. L. Rev. 1487 (July 1997). http://www.open-bar.org/docs/copyleft.pdf (skip footnotes)

Christopher M. Kelty, Two Bits, http://twobits.net/pub/Kelty-TwoBits.pdf (SKIM: Preface /Introduction, READ: 98-117)

Jonathan Zittrain, Normative Principles for Evaluating Free and Proprietary Software, 71 U. Chi. L. Rev 265 (2004), https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/hls-prp98.pdf (p. 1-9)

Lawrence Lessig, “Free, as in Beer”http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.09/posts.html?pg=6

OSI Position Paper on SCO vs IBM, READ: “SCO/Caldera misrepresents the scope of its rights over Unix” & “Who Owns Unix, Anyway?

10. Net Neutrality (Speaker: Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Free Press) – 10/5

Tim Wu, Network Neutrality FAQ, http://www.timwu.org/network_neutrality.html

Nate Anderson, FCC Chairman Wants Network Neutrality, Wired and Wireless, http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/fcc-chairman-wants-network-neutrality-wired-and-wireless.ars

Marguerite Reardon, Verizon, AT&T: Net Neutrality Not OK for Wireless, http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10357806-266.html

Comcast Order, http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-08-183A1.pdf (p. 1-34, skip footnotes)

H.R. 3458 Proposed Net Neutrality Bill, http://www.freepress.net/files/H.R.3458-7-31-09.pdf

11. Wikipedia: Fostering a Global Knowledge Community (Speaker: Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia) – 10/7

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (Chapter 6 – The Lessons of Wikipedia)

Letter from Michael Snowe and Jimmy Wales, http://volunteer.wikimedia.org

Wikimedia Blog, A Quick Update on Flagged Revisions, http://blog.wikimedia.org/2009/08/26/a-quick-update-on-flagged-revisions/

Billy Barnes, The Truth About Wikipedia’s Flagged Revisions, http://www.iposgoode.ca/2009/09/the-truth-about-wikipedias-flagged-revisions/

12. Tethered Appliances & the Death of Innovation (Video Conference: Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law)

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (Intro, Ch. 5 – p. 1-5, 101-126)

Jenna Wortham, Even Google Is Blocked With Apps for iPhone, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/29/technology/companies/29apps.html

Reed Abelson, FCC is Looking Into Rejection of Google App for iPhone, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/01/technology/companies/01google.html

iSinglePayer iPhone App Censored by Apple, http://lambdajive.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/isinglepayer-iphone-app-censored-by-apple/

13. The Future of Media, Technology, & Law –  Copyrights, Markets, and Free Speech: Should We Be Free Not to Be Free? (Speaker: Michael Fricklas, General Counsel, Viacom) – 10/14

UGC Principles, http://www.ugcprinciples.com/

Viacom v. YouTube Complaint, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/viacomcomplaint.pdf (p. 1-5, 8-19)

Michael Fricklas, Our Case Against YouTube, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/23/AR2007032301451.html

Nate Anderson, Judge Throws Book at Usenet.com in RIAA Lawsuit, http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/judge-throws-book-at-usenetcom-in-riaa-lawsuit.ars

UMG v. Veoh, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/veohopinion.pdf (p. 1-7, skim p. 9-28)

Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Liberty and Property: Human Rights and the Protection of Intellectual Property, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cass.pdf (p. 13-17, 24-29)

14. Introduction to Free Speech Online (Speaker: Jack Balkin, Yale Law) – 10/19

Jack M. Balkin, The Future of Free Expression in the Digital Age, Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 36, 2008, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/balkin-expression.pdf

Jack M. Balkin, Media Access: A Question of Design, 76 George Wash. L. Rev. 2008, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/balkin-access.pdf

Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 395 US 367 (1969), https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/redlion.pdf

Batzel v. Smith, 333 F.3d 1018 (9th Cir. 2003), https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/batzel.pdf (Read majority opinion only, 8431-8460)

FCC v Fox, 556 U.S. ___ (2009), http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-582.ZS.html (Read: Syllabus and the Concurring Opinion by Justice Thomas.  Skim the Majority Opinion Sections “Statutory and Regulatory Background” and “Governing Principles”)

15. Defamation, Hate Speech, & Digital Reputation – 10/21

Communications Decency Act §230, http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/230.html

Jonathan Zittrain, A History Of Online Gatekeeping,  19 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 253 (Spring 2006), https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zittrain-jolt.pdf , (p. 257-263)

Barrett v. Rosenthal, 40 Cal.4th 33 (2006), http://w2.eff.org/legal/cases/Barrett_v_Rosenthal/ruling.pdf (p. 1-34)

Doe v Ciolli, Complaint, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/doevcio.pdf

Doe v Ciolli, Motion to Quash, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/doevcmtd.pdf (p. 1-18)

JuicyCampus Wikipedia Entry, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JuicyCampus

16. Censorship: Great Walls of the Internet – 10/26

Pentagon Papers Case AKA New York Times Co v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971), http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0403_0713_ZO.html (Per Curiam), http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0403_0713_ZC2.html (Brennan, Concurring)

ONI, Cracking Down on Digital Communication and Political Organizing in Iran, http://opennet.net/blog/2009/06/cracking-down-digital-communication-and-political-organizing-iran

Bruce Schneier, Review of Access Denied, http://www.schneier.com/essay-212.html

Jonathan Zittrain, China and Internet Filters, http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=100853

ONI, Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma, http://opennet.net/research/bulletins/013

Enter several search terms at http://opennet.net/google_china/

Browse http://www.herdict.org

17. Pornography & Child Protection Online (Speaker: Micah Schaffer, formerly of YouTube) – 10/28

Miller v. California, 415 U.S. 15 (1973), http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0413_0015_ZS.html (syllabus)

New York v. Ferber, 485 U.S. 747 (1982), http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0458_0747_ZS.html (syllabus)

Child Online Protection Act Wikipedia Entry, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Online_Protection_Act

Ashcroft v. ACLU, 542 U.S. 656 (2004), http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-218.ZS.html (syllabus)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Wikipedia Entry, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act

Online Child Safety, Privacy, and Free Speech: An Overview of Challenges in Congress & the States, http://www.pff.org/issues-pubs/pops/2009/pop16.20-online-child-safety-and-privacy-transcript.pdf (p. 9[last paragraph]-16)

US v. Ortiz-Graulau, 526 F.3d 16 (2008), http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/06-1768-01A.pdf (p. 1-8)

Dahlia Lithwick, Teens, Nude Photos and the Law, http://www.newsweek.com/id/184814

18. Search & Seizure in the Digital Age (Guest Lecturer: Margot Kaminski, YLS) 11/2

Fourth Amendment, http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html#amendmentiv

Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967), http://www4.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0389_0347_ZO.html

Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 (2001), http://www4.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-8508.ZO.html

United States v. White (summary) 401 U.S. 745 (1971),  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jlofgren/United_States_v._White,_401_U.S._745

United States v. Place, 462 U.S. 696 (1983) (summary),  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Place

California v. Ciraolo, 476 U.S. 207 (1986) (summary),  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_v._Ciraolo

Privacy: Searching and Seizing Computers,  http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Privacy:_Searching_and_Seizing_Computers (skim)

Privacy: Statutory Protections (ECPA of 1986),
http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Privacy:_Statutory_Protections#Electronic_Communications_Privacy_Act_of_1986 (skim up to “Computer Fraud and Abuse Act”)

Privacy: The Wiretap Act,  http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Privacy:_Wiretap_Act (skim)

Privacy: SCA,  http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Privacy:_Stored_Communications_Act (skim)

19. Anonymity & Online Identity – 11/4

Tor Project Overview, http://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en

Managing Your Reputation Through Search Results, Google Blog,  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/managing-your-reputation-through-search.html

The coming-out stories of anonymous bloggers, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/08/21/outing.anonymous.bloggers/index.html

Daniel Solove, The Future of Reputation, http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/Future-of-Reputation/text/futureofreputation-ch6.pdf (ch. 6 p. 136-150)

http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/Future-of-Reputation/text/futureofreputation-ch8.pdf (ch. 8 p. 189-194)

Doug Hanchard, ‘Skank’ blogger talks, sues Google for $15m, http://government.zdnet.com/?p=5283

Special Proceeding Order, https://yalelawtechdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/liskula-cohen-google-lawsuit.pdf

Managing Your Reputation Through Search Results, Google Blog,  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/managing-your-reputation-through-search.html
The coming-out stories of anonymous bloggers, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/08/21/outing.anonymous.bloggers/index.html
Doug Hanchard, ‘Skank’ blogger talks, sues Google for $15m, http://government.zdnet.com/?p=5283

20. Privacy: Who Can You Trust? – 11/9 (Speaker: David Thaw, Yale ISP)


Google, Facebook “stalk”, and Zabasearch (http://www.zabasearch.com) yourself.

Daniel Solove,“Justice Scalia’s Dossier:Interesting Issues About Privacy and Ethics,” (Apr. 29, 2009),   http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2009/04/justice_scalias_2.html

Facebook Privacy Policy, http://www.facebook.com/policy.php (SKIM/SCAN)

Verizon Wireless Privacy Policy, http://www22.verizon.com/about/privacy/cpni/ (SKIM/SCAN)

Gmail Privacy Policy, http://mail.google.com/mail/help/privacy.html (SKIM/SCAN)

Citibank Privacy Policy,http://www.citibank.com/privacy/us_priv.htm (SKIM/SCAN)

Guide to Behavioral Advertising,http://www.cdt.org/privacy/targeting/index.php (SKIM)

Turrow, King, Hoofnagle, et. al.,Americans Reject Tailored Advertising, http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/business/20090929-Tailored_Advertising.pdf. (OVERVIEW and CONCLUSIONS)

Hoffa v. United States, 395 U.S. 293 (1966).http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=385&page=293(Read intro and section I, skim dissent of Warren, C. J.)

SSN Study – FAQ, http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/ssnstudy/ (SKIM — this FAQ is related to the following article — which is NOT REQUIRED READING: Acquisti and Gross, Predicting Social Security Numbers from Public Data,http://www.pnas.org/content/106/27/10975.full.pdf+html )


21. Privacy in the Web 2.0 World – 11/11

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet — and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (Chapter 9 – p. 200-221)

Patricia Sanchez Abril, Recasting Privacy Torts in a Spaceless World, http://jolt.law.harvard.edu/articles/pdf/v21/21HarvJLTech001.pdf (p. 2-25, skim rest)

22. Cybersecurity – 11/16

Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet — and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (p. 40-61)

U.S. v. Gonzalez, Indictment,  http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/Press%20Office%20-%20Press%20Release%20Files/IDTheft/Gonzalez,%20Albert%20-%20Indictment%20080508.pdf (p. 1-10)

US Steps Up Effort on Digital Defenses, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/us/28cyber.html?pagewanted=all

DHS acknowledges own computer break-ins, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19330262/ns/technology_and_science-security/

Cyberspace Policy Review, Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure, http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/Cyberspace_Policy_Review_final.pdf (Skim)  (Preface, Executive Summary, p. 13-15, 17-21, look at chart on p. C-13)

Defense Department to Partially Lift Flash Drive Ban, http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10383372-245.html

23. EULAS & Clickwrap: I Just Agreed to What?! – 11/18

ProCD v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996), http://www.law.cornell.edu/copyright/cases/86_F3d_1447.htm (SKIM)

Hill v. Gateway 2000, Inc. 105 F.3d 1147 (7th Cir. 1997) http://library.law.emory.edu/7circuit/jan97/96-3294.html (SKIM)

Douglas v. United States District Court (Real Party: Talkamerica), 9th Cir. 2007, http://caselaw.findlaw.com/data2/circs/9th/0675424P.pdf (read 1-7, skim remainder)

Laster v. AT&T Mobility, Slip Opn. 9th Cir. 2009, http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2009/10/27/08-56394.pdf (p. 14387-14396)

24. Online Journalism & the Future of News (Speaker: Adam Estes, Huffington Post) – 11/30

Nick Lemann, Amateur Hour: Journalism Without Journalists, The New Yorker,

Clay Shirky, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable,

Leonard Downy Jr. & Michael Schudson, The Reconstruction of American Journalism,

Jay Rosen, Audience Atomization: Why the Internet Weakens the Authority of the Press,

Justin Peters, Something to Talk About: The Internet as a Communications Tool,

Optional: Paul Carr, NSFW: After Fort Hood, another example of how ‘citizen journalists’ can’t handle the truth, http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/07/nsfw-after-fort-hood-another-example-of-how-citizen-journalists-cant-handle-the-truth

25. Open Access & the Future of Knowledge (Speaker: Nick Bramble, Yale ISP) – 12/2

Jonathan Zittrain, Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, http://futureoftheinternet.org/static/ZittrainTheFutureoftheInternet.pdf (p. 235-45 — Conclusion)

One Laptop Per Child Five Principles, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC:Five_principles

Cape Town Open Access Declaration, http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/read-the-declaration

Peter Suber, Open Access Overview, http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm (SKIM)

James Turner, Science Commons Wants Data to Be Free, http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/02/etech-preview-science-commons.html (SKIM)

Open Letter on FRPAA from Nobel Laureates, http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/issues/frpaa/frpaa_supporters/nobelists_2009.shtml

Association of American Publishers, Letter Objecting to the Federal Research Public Access Act, http://www.dcprinciples.org/news/FRPAA.pdf

Stuart Shieber, Equity for Open-Access Publishing, http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000165 (SKIM)

The Royal Society, Position Statement on Open Access, http://royalsociety.org/Royal-Society-position-statement-on-open-access

Please note: the course topics and speakers are subject to change as the semester progresses.

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