Very Brief Description of the course: Discusses emerging Internet policy issues such as copyright, intellectual property, privacy, and security and explores emerging Internet tools and applications.
After an introductory period of a couple of weeks, class members will be asked to select one application area topic and one issue area topic (see class schedule). For application areas, class members will give a one-day presentation focused on the capabilities and specific software available in an emerging Internet application area. For issues, class members will give a 20-30 minute presentation to the class on their topic area and then lead a discussion during each of two class meetings. Papers in support of that session will be posted on this server.
To give you ideas, here is student work from previous classes taught
by Bert Dempsey and Paul Jones:
Seminar in Internet Policy and Future Intiatives, UNC School of Information and Library Science, Spring 97
and by Paul Jones:
Seminar on Advanced Internet Applications and Issues, UNC School of Information and Library Science, Fall 95
University of Virginia Seminar--Internet Issues, University of Virginia, Fall 1996
During each week, a brief in-class update will be expected from each class member on current events relating to his topic area. This will consist of a few notes on the weekly state of your topics--only a couple of minutes usually unless your topic area becomes very hot--these notes will be placed on the server and distributed via e-mail to the class discussion list.
The class discussion list will act to extend the class discussions
and to help prepare the class for each presentation (in advance please).
Participation in discussions, e-mail and seminar, will be considered in