Legal Policy

Assignment:1
Answer each these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer.
1. What kind of speech was the First Amendment written to protect?
2. Does the First Amendment apply only to spoken words?
3. What does it mean that laws regulating speech must be content neutral?
4. Why are common carriers prohibited from controlling the content of the material they carry? 
5. How does the Supreme Court determine whether material is obscene?
6. Why have attempts to censor the Internet failed in the US?
7. Why not just ban spam? 
8. Why did Facebook ban Alex Jones and Louis Farrakan?
9. Should websites that show how to 3d print guns be banned? 
10. According to the Supreme Court ‘anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority’. What does that mean?
Assignment:2
Answer each these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer. 
1. What is privacy?
2. What risks, if any, does facial recognition software raise?
3. How much information about you can be found on-line with a simple google search? 
4. How much information about you can be found by searching government and commercial databases?
5. Describe informed consent. 
6. Should secondary use of consumer provided data be available without notice to the consumer?
7. How do data mining and predictive analytics work? 
8. Watch this Science Friday video by Ira Flatow. And, offer your opinion – Are advancing algorithms taking our free will? 
9. Should Facebook be regulated, at least as far as it’s privacy and data policies? 
10. How many public cameras is too many?
Assignment:3
Answer each these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer.
1. what do each of these terms refer to: copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret?
2. Why is intellectual property entitled to legal protection? 
3. Why did copyright laws become stricter and more punishing in the late 20th century?
4. What is the Fair Use doctrine?
5. Make an argument for legalizing the copying of music or software. 
6. Do I or don’t I own the books on my Kindle? If I own them, why can’t I transfer them? If I don’t own them, what is my legal right to them?
7. What was the 1984 Sony Supreme Court case about?
8. Was Napster responsible for the actions of its users?
9. Why did the court find in favor of Diamond in the Rio case? 
10. What is Digital Rights Management?
Assignment:4
Answer each these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer.
1. With all the stories about millions and millions of bytes of personal data having been exposed, why is their still any faith at all in the Internet?
2. How has the term hacking changed meaning over the years?
3. What is the most dangerous hacker tool?
4. From the news: How were NSA’s hacker tools compromised? 
5. What was the vulnerability in the Target Breach?
6. What do you think of hactivism?
7. How did Stuxnet work? 
8. What was the Arpanet?
9. Deep brain stimulation is a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Medical devices such as these are now becoming accessible through the web. Consider the dangers (threat surface)?
10. What is the Red Team?
Assignment:5
This quiz is based on chapter 6 in the text. Answer each these questions in a paragraph with at least five sentences: Include the question and number your responses accordingly. Provide a citation for each answer.
1. Should society help workers dislocated when technology, like the Internet, elimlnates their jobs in a process called ‘Creative Destruction’?
2. are we working more and earning less?
3. Would you want a telecommuting job? Why or why not? 
4. Does the gig economy appeal to you? Why or why not?
5. How is an employee differentiated from a contracter under US law? 
6. Why have some municipalities put restrictions on innovations in the sharing economy and in on-demand services?
7. What has been the effect on the US economy of outsourcing (or offshoring) technical and professional jobs? 
8. How much monitoring of employee activities at work is appropriate? 
9. Should an employer be able to discipline or terminate an employee for on-line behavior in his/her own time? 
10. What is the relationship betwee BYOD (bring your own device) and shadow IT. 
11. What is cyberloafing?