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


Lecture Readings Reader pp.
Jan. 28 Introduction to Information Policy
5 Challenges p. 3
Feb. 04 Copyright Protection for Data Compilations
Feist v. Rural,
Warren v. Microdos
p. 11
Feb. 11 Technology and (Mis)appropriation of Data NBA v. Motorola p. 47
Feb. 25 Mass Market Licensing of Data Compilations Pro-CD v. Zeidenberg
Elkin-Koren BTLJ
p. 61
March. 03 Consumer Protection & Information Licensing Mortensen
Williams v. AOL
Braucher Principles
p. 91
March. 10 Liability for Defective Information Cardozo
p. 141
March 17 Balancing Employer/Employee Interests:
Copyright & Patent Default Rules
Wexler v. Greenberg
Whyte v. Schlage
KGB v. Giannoulas
p. 155
March 31 Balancing Employer/Employee Interests:
Trade Secrecy Law, Restrictive Covenants
Aymes v. Bonelli
Aetna Standard
p. 183
April 07 EU Approach to Information Privacy Protection EU Directive p. 195
April 14 US Approach to Information Privacy Protection FTC Report
Advisory Comm.
p. 221
April 21 Privacy of Electronic Communications US v. Councilman
US v. Warshak
p. 263
April 28 Unsolicited Email as Computer Trespass Intel v. Hamidi p. 291
May 05 Government Mandate to Filter Indecent Content ALA v. US p. 323
May 12 Communications Decency Act and immunity of information providers
Net Neutrality

Fair Housing Councils v. Roommates.com
Atkinson & Weiser
Madison River

p. 351