Welcome to the Autumn 2004 course Wiki for Information Technology & Public Policy (UW CSE P 590TU // UC Berkeley PP 190/290-009 // UCSD CSE 291).
- 11/1/04: Final Project Teams are posted. Check them asap, and make sure you are where you are supposed to be. Comments, questions, requests still being accepted. Thanks, The Mgmt.
- 10/11/04: Create a Wiki account here! We are about to lock the account creation function (after which you will have to come groveling to Tap).
- 10/11/04: We have re-ordered some class content. The result is additional readings for this Thursday! Please consult the reading list and course schedule. Apologies for the late notice.
- 9/25/04: Two additional readings for the first class session: S. Maurer and S. Scotchmer, "Database Protection: Is It Broken and Should We Fix It," Science May 16, 1999; S. Maurer, P.B. Hugenholtz and H. Onsrud, "Europe's Database Experiment," 294 Science 789 (2001) (password protected; password available on course email archive)
- 9/11/04: The topic of the first class session will be "Innovation Incentives." Please prepare by reading S. Maurer and S. Scotchmer, http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch/prizes.pdf "Procuring Knowledge,"] Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth 15:1 (2004).
- 8/28/04: Please join the class mailing list!.
- Ed Lazowska, UW Computer Science & Engineering
office hours: Mondays, 10-12, CSE 570 / 206-543-4755, or by appointment, or by email
- Steve Maurer, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
office hours: TBD, or by appointment, or by email
TA: Tapan Parikh, UW Computer Science & Engineering
This course will introduce various information technology policy issues including the IT innovation ecosystem; Internet governance and use; electronic voting; intellectual property law and economics; technology transfer, intellectual property policies; antitrust; IT workforce issues; computer security and critical infrastructures; privacy and encryption; legislative threats; network markets, interoperability, and standards.
The course is a 4-site distance-learning experiment involving the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Microsoft. Lead instructors will be Ed Lazowska (UW Computer Science & Engineering) and Steve Maurer (UCB Goldman School of Public Policy).
The course will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:20 (the UW classroom is CSE 305; the Berkeley classroom is 290 Hearst Mining Building; the Microsoft classroom is 113/1159; the UCSD classroom is AP&M 4301), with two 15-minute breaks at approximately 7:20 and 8:20. The first course session will be Thursday September 30. The final course session will be Thursday December 10. There will be no class on November 11 (Veterans Day) and November 25 (Thanksgiving). There will thus be 9 3-hour course sessions.
Course requirements will include substantial reading, active class participation (to the extent possible given the crufty electronic format), and a substantial term project that is essentially a "balanced policy brief" on some topic related to IT policy.
- Class schedule: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:20pm, September 30 through December 10 except November 11 and 25.
- Class locations: UW: CSE 305; UCB: 290 Hearst Mining Building; Microsoft: 113/1159; UCSD: AP&M 4301
- Course home page
- Course mailing list
- Mailing list archive
Course Readings and Schedule
Lecture Notes and Discussion
- Lecture 1: Innovation incentives (Maurer)
- Lecture 2: The IT innovation ecosystem: universities, government, and industry (Lazowska)
- Lecture 3: Electronic voting (David Dill, Stanford, plus Maurer and Lazowska)
- Lecture 4: Technology transfer, IP policies and Entrepeneurship (Richard Newton, Berkeley, plus Maurer and Lazowska)
- Lecture 5: Free / Open Source Software (Bob Gomulkiewicz, University of Washington, plus Maurer and Lazowska)
- Lecture 6: Anti-Trust (Maurer)
- Lecture 7: Legislation: Spam; DMCA and DRM; P2P and copyright (Ed Felten, Princeton)
- Lecture 8: Computer security and critical infrastructures (Lazowska)
- Lecture 9: ICT and Rural Development (Eric Brewer and Tapan Parikh)
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