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USC COMM 499: Pwned



Lectures from Cory Doctorow\\\'s class on copyright at technology at USC: \\\"Pwned: Everyone on Campus is a Copyright Criminal\\\"Lectures from Cory Doctorow's class on copyright at technology at USC: "Pwned: Everyone on Campus is a Copyright Criminal"



Published: Mon, 14 May 2007 03:49:00 GMT

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Lecture 1: Security basics

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Lecture, discussions and readings on the basics of information security, from Augustus Caesar to Alan Turing; from the crypto wars to the DRM wars. Bruce Schneier, Everybody Wants to Own Your PC http://www.schneier.com/essay-113.html -, The Futility of Digital Copy Prevention http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0105.html#3 -, Protecting Copyright in the Digital World http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0108.html#7 Peter Biddle et al, The Darknet and the Future of Content Protection http://msl1.mit.edu/ESD10/docs/darknet5.pdf


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Lecture 2: Reverse engineering

Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:35:00 GMT

The legitimate case for reverse engineering in the academy and industry from a UCSD engineering prof whose award-winning work focuses on the use of reverse engineering in pedagogy and as a tool of social analysis. Bunnie Huang, Hacking the X-Box: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering No Starch Press, 2003 (1593270291) Chapters: Readme.1st, Reverse Engineering Xbox Security, Caveat Hacker Ed Felten, Alex Halderman, Freedom to Tinker (blog) http://freedom-to-tinker.com/ Feral Robotic Dogs (website) http://xdesign.ucsd.edu/feralrobots/


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Lecture 3: Use restriction

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:37:00 GMT

Stories of DRM breaks, from DVD-Jon and the DeCSS break against DVD players to Microsoft\'s Palladium and Seth Schoen\'s Owner Override proposal to restore control of \"trusted\" PCs to their owners. Mark Stefik, Trusted Systems (article) http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/forum/copyright/stefik1.htm Cory Doctorow, Microsoft DRM speech http://craphound.com/msftdrm.txt Cory Doctorow, HP DRM speech http://craphound.com/hpdrm.txt Peter Gutmann, A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.txt


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Lecture 4: Present day DRMs

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:39:00 GMT

HDCP, AACS, Blu-Ray, DVD-HD, CPRM, Fair Play and beyond. Seth Schoen, Owner Override paper http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/NewsBruiser-2.6.1/nb.cgi/view/vitanuova/2002/10/16/4 Seth Schoen, report from WinHeck http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003804.php http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003805.php http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003806.php http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/003807.php Halderman and Felten, Lessons from the Sony CD DRM Episode http://itpolicy.princeton.edu/pub/sonydrm-ext.pdf Project DReaM -- An Architectural Overview http://research.sun.com/spotlight/20050919_DReaM-Overv


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Lecture 5: History of copyright 1

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:41:00 GMT

The history of copyright and its industrial applications. Critical readings stress the dynamic tension between copyright and technology and the way that they have co-evolved. Class discussion will talk about the role of anti-Japanese sentiment during the VCR wars in setting Zaibatsu lobbying strategy in the US. Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture Read chapters 1-5: http://www.free-culture.cc/freecontent/ Siva Vaidhyanathan, Anarchist in the Library Basic Books, 2005, 0465089852 Read chapters 2, 4, 6 ,7 and 10


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Lecture 6: History of copyright 2

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 12:42:00 GMT

The history of copyright and its industrial applications. Critical readings stress the dynamic tension between copyright and technology and the way that they have co-evolved. Class discussion will talk about the role of anti-Japanese sentiment during the VCR wars in setting Zaibatsu lobbying strategy in the US. Tim Wu, Copyright\'s Communications Policy http://ssrn.com/abstract=532882 Pam Samuelson, Towards More Sensible Anti-Circumvention Regulations http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~pam/papers/fincrypt2.pdf


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Lecture 7: History of copyright 2

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 12:42:00 GMT

The history of copyright and its industrial applications. Critical readings stress the dynamic tension between copyright and technology and the way that they have co-evolved. Class discussion will talk about the role of anti-Japanese sentiment during the VCR wars in setting Zaibatsu lobbying strategy in the US. Tim Wu, Copyright\\\'s Communications Policy http://ssrn.com/abstract=532882 Pam Samuelson, Towards More Sensible Anti-Circumvention Regulations http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~pam/papers/fincrypt2.pdf


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Lecture 8: Copyright and new business models

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT

Internet-era businesses sometimes thrive in the face of copying. Readings include works on effective Internet-era business-models. John Buckman, Magnatunes Manifesto http://magnatune.com/info/why Neil Leyton, FadingWays manifesto http://www.fadingwaysmusic.com/mission.html Cory Doctorow, Introduction to electronic edition of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town http://craphound.com/someone/000363.html


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Lecture 9: Copyright and new business models (cont\\\'d)

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 03:16:00 GMT

Tim O\\\'Reilly, Piracy is Progressive Taxation http://www.openp2p.com/pub/a/p2p/2002/12/11/piracy.html Debian social contract http://www.debian.org/social_contract Neil Stephenson, In the Beginning...Was the Command Line http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html Tim Wu, Copyright\\\'s Authorship Policy Unpublished Long Tail readings: The Long Tail, Chris Anderson, Wired, Oct 2004 http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html Long tail and copyright, Chris Anderson http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/2005/02/long_tail_vs_le.html Death of the Blockbuster http://www.thelongtail.com/the_long_tail/2006/02/death_of_the_bl.html Life-Expectancy of Bestsellers http://www.lulu.com/static/pr/05_19_06.php


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Lecture 10: Standards and treaties

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 03:38:00 GMT

Standards and treaties: The actions of international consortia, treaty bodies, and standards groups have far-reaching effects on law, technology and commerce. Yet the action of these bodies is obscure and little-regarded. Recent activist participation in these bodies has shone the first light into their activities. This is public diplomacy for the rest of us, storming the gates of the UN. Cory Doctorow, et al: DRM: A Failure in the Developed World, a Danger to the Developing world http://www.eff.org/IP/DRM/drm_paper.php Access to Knowledge treaty draft http://www.cptech.org/a2k/consolidatedtext-may9.pdf Adelphi Charter http://www.adelphicharter.org/ Geneva Declaration http://www.cptech.org/ip/wipo/genevadeclaration.html Declaration on the Development Agenda http://www.wipo.org/documents/en/document/govbody/wo


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Lecture 11: Laws: How copyright and related laws get made and passed

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 11:00:00 GMT

FF\\\'s Annotations to the MPAA Broadcast Flag FAQ http://bpdg.blogs.eff.org/archives/000148.html MPAA Content Protection Status Report http://judiciary.senate.gov/special/content_protection.pdf http://judiciary.senate.gov/special/mpaa_june.pdf http://judiciary.senate.gov/special/mpaa110702.pdf RIAA/CEA exchange on digital radio http://cryptome.sabotage.org/RIAA-CEA.htm DMCRA http://www.house.gov/boucher/docs/dmcrahandout.htm


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Lecture 12: Laws, part 2

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 00:01:00 GMT

Jack Valenti 1982 Congressional testimony on Betamax http://cryptome.org/hrcw-hear.htm Lehman Report to the 1995 National Information Infrastructure commission http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/ Pam Samuelson, The Copyright Grabhttp://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.01/white.pa


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Lecture 13: Command and control dystopia

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 14:30:00 GMT

Command and control dystopia: What it could mean to live in a world of ubiquitous command-and-control devices that respond to others\' wishes instead of your own. Richard Stallman, The Right to Read http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html Cory Doctorow, 0wnz0red http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/08/28/0wnz0red/ Ed Felten, Rip, Mix, Burn, Sue (transcript) http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~i312co/copyright/felten.html Wendy Seltzer, The Broadcast Flag: It\'s Not Just About TV http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/uploads/510/06-TheB


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Lecture 14: Modern copyright 2

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 02:30:00 GMT

Modern copyright 2 Fred von Lohmann, Unintended consequences http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/unintended_consequences.php Tom Giovanetti, IP Blog http://www.ipblog.org/ Coral Alliance site http://coral-interop.org/


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Lecture 15: Final presentations

Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:30:00 GMT

Students present their final projects


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Interview with Chris DiBona, Part 1

Mon, 14 May 2007 03:40:00 GMT

Student Pierson Clair\'s final project was an interview with Google\'s Open Source Projects Manager Chris DiBona, about the mechanics and economics of open source/free software. Pierson has split the interview into two pieces, presented as enhanced podcasts with tables of contents, visuals, and chapter-breaks.


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Interview with Chris DiBona, Part 2

Mon, 14 May 2007 03:49:00 GMT

Student Pierson Clair\'s final project was an interview with Google\'s Open Source Projects Manager Chris DiBona, about the mechanics and economics of open source/free software. Pierson has split the interview into two pieces, presented as enhanced podcasts with tables of contents, visuals, and chapter-breaks.


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