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6.805 6.805[J] Foundations of Information Policy

Prereq: Permission of instructor
U (Fall)
12 Units. HASS-S

Studies the growth of computer and communications technology and the new legal and ethical challenges that reflect tensions between individual rights and societal needs. Topics include computer crime; intellectual property restrictions on software; encryption, privacy, and national security; academic freedom and free speech. Students meet and question technologists, activists, law enforcement agents, journalists, and legal experts. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.Enrollment limited.

H. Abelson, M. Fischer, D. Weitzner

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Same subject as STS.085[J]
Subject meets with STS.487

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Computer Science and Engineering (Course 6-3)

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Electrical Science and Engineering (Course 6-1)

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