6.805[J] Foundations of Information Policy
Studies the growth of computer and communications technology and the new legal and ethical challenges that reflect tensions between individual rights and societal needs. Topics include computer crime; intellectual property restrictions on software; encryption, privacy, and national security; academic freedom and free speech. Students meet and question technologists, activists, law enforcement agents, journalists, and legal experts. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Enrollment limited.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays in 36-156.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This is a graduate-level class.
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