we'll use in the course. Other
readings will be linked here as well.
August 30 -- September 3
Internet Background and Basics
No synopsis, reading quiz
- The Internet as System
and Spirit, Appendix from Blown to
Bits, by Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis, excerpted by Creative Commons
Code is Law by Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, 2006
The Future of the Internet is ... regulation?, by Nate Anderson, ars
technica, February 10, 2009
- skim, optional but good Introduction
to Internet Architecture and Institutions, by Ethan Zuckerman and
Andrew McLaughlin, Berkman Center, 2003.
Sept 6 -- Sept 10
Copyright and the DMCA
Group 1 synopsis, due Sept 9
NFL and Copyright (see link in article to video)
vs. Copyrights, Fashion and Copyright, Ezra Klein, August 20, 2010.
Commentary on the article
Intellectual Property for CS Students (Introduction
and DMCA section)
Unintended Consequences: Ten Years under the DMCA, 2008, EFF
Authority: Loopholes in the DMCA's Access Controls, Rucker, Duke
- Watch Global, Cache Local:
YouTube Network Traffic at a Campus Network -- Measurements
and Implications, Zink, Suh, Gu, and Kurose, MMCN 2008. technical
Sept 13 -- Sept 17
IP and Patents
Group 2 synopsis, due Sept 16
Could Facebook patent hurt social media, Ian Paul,
msnbc.com/PCWorld, February 26, 2010.
Debunking the 'Patent Troll' Myth, Ron Epstein, Businessweek,
February 1, 2010.
Intellectual Property for CS Students (patent
Prison: Why Patents Might Threaten Free Online Video
James Losey, Tom Glaisyer, Kara Hadge, Wendy Seltzer, July 2, 2010.
What Intellectual Property Law
Should Learn from Software, James Boyle, CACM, 2009.
Patents--Obstacles to software development, Richard Stallman, March 2002.
The Software Patent
Experiment, Robert Hunt, James Bessen, 2004 Business Review,
Federal Reserve Bank. technical
Sept 20 -- Sept 24
Open Source and Licensing
Group 3 synopsis, due Sept 23
Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook, Jim Dwyer, New York
Times, May 11, 2010.
course Microsoft loves open source, Dana Blankenhorn, ZDNet, August
Sony Shifts on Open Source, Wall Street Journal Blog/Digits, Daisuke
Wakabayashi, May 21, 2010
Why "Open Source" Misses the
of Free Software, Richard Stallman, CACM, June 2009.
- Open Source Baselines:
Compared to What? by Lawrence Lessig, 2002, (from
book, Government Policy Toward Open Source Software, ed. Robert
The Scope of Open
Source Licensing by Lerner and Tirole, Journal of Law, Economics,
& Organization, V21, N1, 2005. technical
Sept 27 -- Oct 1
No assigned synopsis, reading quiz and assignment
Choice: 99-cents or nothing, Fortune/CNNMoney, Philip Elmer-DeWitt,
August 25, 2010.
and obfuscated? Your P2P protocol can still be IDed, ars technica,
Nate Anderson, August 2010.
- Illegal P2P File Sharing
on College Campuses---What's the Solution", Antionette Bishop,
Vanderbilt (Law School) Journal of Entertainment and Technology, v. 10,
n. 3, 2008.
Free Riding in BitTorrent is
Cheap, Locher, Moor, Schmid, Wattenhofer. HotNets 2006. technical
Oct 4 -- Oct 8
We have the midterm exam this week, there are no extra readings. The
midterm will cover all readings and class materials. There will be both
an in-class and a take-home part to the midterm. We have a guest speaker
on Monday of this week.
Oct 11 -- Oct 15
Fall break is this week, we'll have surveys
and in-class work but no required readings
for this week.
Oct 18 -- Oct 22
Facebook: Scaling Networks and Privacy
Group 1 synopsis, due Oct 21
Facebook privacy settings: Who cares? by danah boyd and Eszter
Facebook to 500 Million Users and Beyond by Robert Johnson
Privacy, professionalism and Facebook: a dilemma for young doctors,
by Joanna MacDonad, Sangsu Sohn, Pete Ellis. Medical Education 44, 2010,
- Internet social
network communities: Risk taking, trust, and privacy concerns,
Computers in Human Behavior, 2009, 153-160.
Online Social Network Usage from a Network Perspective, by
Schneider, Feldman, Krishnamurthy, and Wilinger, IMC, '09. technical
Oct 25 -- Oct 29
Internet Governance and Architecture
Group 2 synopsis, due Oct 28
- Save the Internet,
website advocating for Net Neutrality
Google Public Policy Blog on Net Neutrality
Who Should Govern the Internet?
by Nanda Kumar and Abbe Mowshowitz, CACM, 2006.
'Rough Consensus and Running Code'
and the Internet-OSI Standards War, Andrew Russell, IEEE
Annals of the History of Computing, 2006.
- Tussle in Cyberspace
by Clark, Wroclawski, Sollins, and Braden, 2005. technical
Nov 1 -- Nov 5
Cyberwar, Malware, Cybercrime
Group 3 synopsis, due Nov 4
In Digital Combat, U.S. Finds no Easy Deterrent, NY Times, January
25, 2010. Markoff, Sanger, Shanker.
- U.S. military
cyberwar: What's off-limits?, Declan McCullagh, cnet news, July 29, 2010.
of the Week: Iranian Cyber Army Targets Twitter & $26 Software
Application Intercepts U.S. Military Satelite [sic] Feeds In Iraq,
Gabriel Helmer, Security, Privacy and the Law Blog, December 2009.
Next Generation of Terrorism: Ubiquitous Cyber Terrorism with the
Accumulation of all Intangible Fears, Chu, Deng, Chao, Huang,
Journal of Universal Computer Science, v 15. n. 12, 2009.
- Cybercrime 2.0: When
the Cloud Turns Dark, CACM, April 2009, Provos, Rajab, Mavrommatis.
Your Botnet is My Botnet:
Analysis of a Botnet Takeover, Stone-Gross, Cova, Cavallaro,
Gilbert, Szydlowski, Kemmerer, Kruegel, and Vigna, Conference and
Commmunications Security (CCS), 2009. technical
Nov 8 -- Nov 12
Privacy and Anonymity
Group 1 synopsis, due Nov 11
of Web cam images, suit says, Philadelphia Inquirer, John Martin,
April 16, 2010.
Insults, Scrawled on Web, Not on Walls, Tamar Lewin, NY Times, May
From Tor Hack: Anonymity and Privacy Aren't the Same, Bruce
Schneier, Wired, September, 2007.
The Erosion of Privacy in the Internet Era, Harvard Magazine, Sept. 2009,
mirrored copy at Duke
Julian Dibbell, MIT Technology Review, Sept/Oct 2010. The article
likely requires a password, instead read this
article/website at Duke or
paper in PDF at Duke
Anonymity Loves Company: Usability and the Network Effect,
Dingledine, Mathewson, WEIS 2006. technical
Nov 15 -- Nov 19
Group 2 synopsis, due Nov 18
Should we trust the wisdom of crowds? Tom de Catella, BBC News
Magazine, July 5, 2010.
Protests Becoming Crowd-Sourced Cyber War, Kit Eaton, Fastcompany,
Jun 17, 2009.
Crowdsourcing, Jeff Howe, Wired, June 2006.
Open-Source Spying, Clive Thompson, NY Times Magazine, December 3, 2006.
Article stored locally
Shirky and Sanger, or the costs of
crowdsourcing, Mathiew O'Neil, Journal of Science Communication,
9(1), March 2010.
Measuring Online Service Availability
Using Twitter, Motoyama, Meeder, Levchenko, Voelker, Savage, WOSN,
June 2010. technical
Nov 22 -- Nov 26
This week is Thanksgiving, there are no required readings for this week.
Nov 29 -- Dec 3
Group 3 synopsis, due Dec 2
Cashing in on Internet censorship, Lara Farrar, CNN.com, February
Accidentally Importing Censorship, Earl Zmijewski, renesys blog,
March 30, 2010.
and Others Outwit Net Censors, John Markoff, NY Times, April 30,
2009. (If site requires login try mirrored copy)
- Firewalls and Power: An
Overview of Global State Censorship of the Internet, Deibert and
Commercial Internet filters:
Perils and Opportunities, Chou, Sinha, Zhao, Decision Support
Systems, 48, 2010, 521-530.
U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet
Freedom: Issues, Policy, Technology, Figliola,
Nakamura, Addis, Lum, CRS Report for Congress, www.crs.gov, March 17,
Dec 6 -- Dec 10
Problematic Internet Use: Bullying, Gambling, ...
reading quiz only, no synopsis
Gambling vs Focus on Family Pokernews, August 25, 2010
Online Bullies Pull Schools into the Fray, Jan Hoffman, NY Times,
June 27, 2010.
- Forensic Evaluation
of Problematic Internet Use, Patricia Recupero, Journal of American
Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36:505-14, 2008.
Is the Internet for Porn? An Insight into the Online Adult Industry,
Wondracek, Holz, Platzer, Kirda, Kruegel, WEIS 2010. technical