Database Protection and Accessibility of Scientific Data

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We barely touched on the topic of database legislation and database protection -- Steve covered it just a bit in the first lecture, and there are two references there, but there is a huge amount of interesting discussion available. The whole question of how to increase the accessibility of scientific data is a great one lying squarely at the interface of technology and policy.

A good place to look is the USACM web: USACM (

That website has nice resources on topics such as:


Internet Governance


Database protection and access to scientific information

Reverse engineering