Intellectual Property in the Age of New Media

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Introduction to the course
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Lecture 1 - the Author vs the Information Society
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Independent work 1: Read Lessig's Free Culture (referenced in the full text) and write a review in your blog.
Deadline: end of February

Lecture 2 - the history and development of copyright
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Lecture 3 - the proprietary world: the WIPO approach to intellectual property
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Lecture 4 - More WIPO: contracts and licenses
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Lecture 5 - The hacker approach: the development of free licenses
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Independent work 2: Study the legal cases involving the GNU GPL and blog your findings.
Deadline: March 15

Lecture 6 - Anything positive about IPR? Visiting lecture by Dr. Olli Pitkänen (Helsinki Institute of Information Technology)
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Lecture 7 - The Millennium Bug in intellectual property
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Note: lectures 6 and 7 represent somewhat different viewpoints on intellectual property rights and would probably useful to study parallelly.

Lecture 8 - One Microsoft Way: the world of proprietary software
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Lecture 9 - The uneasy alliance: Free Software vs Open Source
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Independent work 3: Read a) GNU Manifesto and other related documents, b) Debian Free Software Guidelines, c) Open Source Definition. Formulate your own position and blog it.
Deadline: April 15

Lecture 10 - Creative Commons
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