Ethics and Law in New Media
- The course is INACTIVE (last run in Autumn 2014). It is unclear whether the course will be run again or not - meanwhile, the material from the last time is presented here in the hopes of being useful to someone.
- Hosted by the Institute of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University (Estonia)
- Supervised by Kaido Kikkas
- Volume: 5 European Credit points (ECTS)
- TLU course code: IFI7137
NOTE: Everyone is free to enroll and participate, but official credits are only available via TLU (in the vein of MOOCs). Contact the supervisor during the course for more information.
See the following:
- General guide to the course
- Why Wikiversity?
- Netiquette guide
- Some considerations for live chat
- Reading list
- Participants' list
- Wiki teams and topics
- [Course Forum]
Outline by weeks
Note: The course is divided into two distinct halves - the first part deals with ethical issues, the second with legal ones. Every week has two topics which should be studied and discussed. Due to the timetable of TLU studies, there will be a gap of one week in the middle of the course.
- Topic 5: /The Big Brother on Menwith Hill
- Topic 6: /Rid the Fools of Their Money: The Online World of Crime and Fraud
- Topic 13: /The Author vs the Information Society
- Topic 14: /The History and Development of Copyright
- Topic 15: /The Proprietary World: The WIPO Intellectual Property model
- Topic 16: /More WIPO: Contracts and Licenses
- Topic 17: /The Hacker Approach: Development of Free Licenses
- Topic 18: /The Millennium Bug in the WIPO Model
- Topic 19: /One Microsoft Way: the World of Proprietary Software
- Topic 20: /The Digital Enforcement
- Topic 21: /The Uneasy Alliance: Free Software vs Open Source
- Topic 22: /Creative Commons and Free Content Models