INFO 5315

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course provides an intensive introduction to contemporary issues in information and communication ethics, policy, and law, with a particular focus on internet-based intermediaries and platforms. It approaches these matters from the perspective of developers of connective media, focusing on the challenges and dilemmas they confront. Students will develop a keen sense of the core values at stake in their work—free speech, privacy, intellectual property, security, and innovation, among others—and learn to engage key regulations, processes, and actors shaping the ongoing development of norms governing their field. To do this, students will read critical commentary and thoughtful reflections by seasoned practitioners, illustrative research from technologists, an interesting mix of legal scholarship, moral philosophy, and policy analysis, and a host of policy documents. Along the way, the course will rely on case studies, recent controversies, and current events to ground the lectures and discussion, which students will investigate further in their individual and group assignments.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech students.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: INFO 5315

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18131INFO 5315  LEC 031

    • WCornell Tech
    • Barocas, S

      Martin, A

      Van Hoboken, J

  • Taught at Cornell Tech Campus in New York City. Enrollment limited to Cornell Tech students.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: INFO 5315

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 18132INFO 5315  LEC 032

    • WCornell Tech
    • Barocas, S

      Martin, A

      Van Hoboken, J

  • Taught at Cornell Tech Campus in New York City. Enrollment limited to Cornell Tech students.