I’ve been slow to update, but here it goes:
I’ve decided to assign an essay by Cory Doctorow for discussion in our class next week (ie. as background to the discussion on May 28th). The essay is titled “How Hollywood, Congress, And DRM Are Beating Up The American Economy.” You may wish to read the Wikipedia page on DRM to understand what he is talking about. If you find this essay interesting, you can download a whole book of essays by Doctorow free. Legally, that is!
We have the following presentations in the next few weeks:
May 26th: The Korean Blogosphere and Real Name System
May 28th: Are You a Copyright Criminal?
June 4th: UCC: Fad or Foundation?
The following homework has been assigned in the last few weeks:
I also said that we would attend a live indie music concert as part of the homework for this course. The show will be on Saturday, May 30th, in the evening, but I’m not sure which show we should see. Please feel free to email me your recommendations if you know any of the bands listed as playing a concert on that night!
I mentioned the following things in lectures and discussions recently: