Computer Ethics, Summer 2022

Online, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30ish

Class 3 Readings

Before class 2, finish reading chapter 1 and read the first three sections of chapter 4.
Start reading Chapter 2 on Privacy

Netchoice LLC v Paxton

But why was this so controversial? Here's the relevant US law:


No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of—
(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.

Qualcomm and CDMA patents

The FTC sued Qualcomm starting in 2017. Judge Koh's verdict is a huge setback for Qualcomm. Some issues:

During class 2 we basically finished Music Sampling. Review question of harm to market.

Discuss Paper 1

Criminal infringement

Transformative use



    Cases:    Perfect 10, Cariou v Prince, Google v Oracle


Viacom v YouTube

Server-based filesharing

Authors Guild v Google

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