UC Berkeley, School of Information
IS 205: Information Law & Policy, Spring 2008

Course Info:

Instructor: Pamela Samuelson, pam (a t) ischool.berkeley.edu
Office Hours: TBA
GSI: Andrew McDiarmid, mcd (a t) ischool.berkeley.edu
Office Hourse: Mondays, 11-noon, or by appointment
Class Meeting Time: Mondays, 2-4pm
Location: South Hall, Rm 202
URL: http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i205/s08/
Text: A course reader, which can be purchased at University Copy, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley (510-549-2335).

Course Description:

Two hours of lecture per week. Law is one of a number of policies that mediates the tension between free flow and restrictions on the flow of information. This course introduces students to copyright and other forms of legal protection for databases, licensing of information, consumer protection, liability for insecure systems and defective information, privacy, and national and international information policy.