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Week 1 Theories of Property
Carruthers, Bruce G., and Laura Ariovich. “The sociology of property rights.” Annu. Rev. Sociol. 30 (2004): 23-46.
Week 2 Theories of Intellectual Property
Boyle, J. (2008) The Public Domain: Enclosing the commons of the mind. New Haven, Conn, 2008. Chapter 1. Why intellectual Property
Hesse, C. (2002). The rise of intellectual property, 700 BC-AD 2000: An idea in the balance. Daedalus, 131(2), 26-45.
Week 3 History of Copyright
Corrigan, R. (2007). Colmcille and the Battle of the Book: Technology, Law and Access to Knowledge in 6th Century Ireland.
Boyle & Jenkins (2018) Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials pp 293 – 331 Copyright
Week 4 Copyright Cases
Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corp. et al,
Computer Associates v. Altai, Inc. ,
Anderson v. Stallone
Arnstein v. Porter,
Dawson v. Hinshaw Music,
Newton v. Diamond
Week 5 Fair Use
Rife, M. C. (2007). The fair use doctrine: History, application, and implications for (new media) writing teachers. Computers and Composition, 24(2), 154-178.
Week 6 Exam
Week 7 Building on the Past
Lethem, J. (2007). The ecstasy of influence.
Frye, B. L. (2019). Plagiarize This Paper. IDEA: The IP Law Review.
Hess, M. (2006). Was Foucault a plagiarist? Hip-hop sampling and academic citation. Computers and Composition, 23(3), 280-295.
Aoki, K., Boyle, J., & Jenkins, J. (2017). Theft! A History of Music.
Week 8 Free and Open Source Software
Berry, D. M. (2008). Copy, rip, burn: The politics of copyleft and open source. Pluto Press. Chapter 1.
Liang, L. (2004). A guide to open content licences. Chapter 2 Copyleft contextualised
Week 9 Creative Commons
Garcelon, M. (2009). An information commons? Creative Commons and public access to cultural creations. New Media & Society, 11(8), 1307-1326.
Vaidhyanathan, S. Open Source as Culture in Mandiberg, M. (Ed.). (2012). The social media reader. NYU Press.
Week 10 Spring Break
Week 11 Who Owns Culture?
Appiah, K. A. (2006). Whose culture is it?. New York Review of Books, 53(2), 38.
Cuno, J. (2014). Culture War: The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts. Foreign Affairs, 93(6), 119-129.
Pelletier-Gagnon, J., & Pérez Trujillo Diniz, A. (2018). Colonizing Pepe: Internet memes as cyberplaces. Space and Culture.
Ethiopian 18th Century crown returns home from Netherlands https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51571409
Will Britain lose the Elgin marbles? Greece sets its own conditions for any future EU trade deal with Britain https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/02/20/will-britain-lose-the-elgin-marbles
The Dos and Don’ts of Cultural Appropriation by Jenni Alvins & Quartz (2015) https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/the-dos-and-donts-of-cultural-appropriation/411292/
Week 12 Bodies
Munzer, S. R. (1994). An uneasy case against property rights in body parts. Social Philosophy and Policy, 11(2), 259-286.
Kahn, J. (2015) Inventing Race as a Genetic Commodity in Biagioli, M., Jaszi, P., & Woodmansee, M. (Eds.). (2015). Making and unmaking intellectual property: creative production in legal and cultural perspective. University of Chicago Press.
Sarah Zhang (2018) When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity The Atlantic
Week 13 The Public Domain
Boyle, J. (2002). Fencing off ideas: Enclosure & the disappearance of the public domain. Daedalus, 131(2), 13-25.
Week 14 Remix
Lessig, L. (2008). In defense of piracy. The Wall Street Journal, 11.
Lessig, L. (2008). Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. Penguin. Chapter 11 How Creativity Is Being Strangled by the Law
Week 15 Open Access
Suber, P. (2012) Open Access Chapter 1. What is Open Access
Hockenberry, B. L. (2013). The Guerilla Open Access Manifesto: Aaron Swartz, open access and the sharing imperative.
Bodó, B. (2018). The genesis of library genesis: The birth of a global scholarly shadow library. Shadow libraries: access to knowledge in global higher education.
Week 16 The Future of Property
Perzanowski, A., & Schultz, J. (2016). The end of ownership: Personal property in the digital economy. MIT Press. Chapter 8 The Internet of Things You Don’t Own