Digital piracy, technology, the legal system and computing education

Bryan S. Passione, Stefan A. Robila

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Abstract

Technology is evolving at an incredible pace, regularly outpacing the evolution of law. The law, by nature is reactive, and thus the legal system finds itself often unprepared to handle the novel technological innovations. Further prohibiting the adequate advancement of the law, many legal practitioners lack the requisite technical knowledge to accurately argue existing laws or to craft new laws that sufficiently respond to technological innovation. This lack of understanding leads to misapplication of the law and inappropriate hindrance of technology. This paper briefly examines the origin and evolution of Copyright law in the United States, together with efforts to stem digital piracy. It then details the development of an educational module focused on user education on copyright and intellectual property that can be deployed in introductory computing courses or provided as resource to legal professionals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages133-136
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2018
Event8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018 - Princeton, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 2018 → …

Publication series

NameISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
Volume2018-January

Other

Other8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period10/03/18 → …

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Keywords

  • computer literacy
  • digital piracy
  • educational modules
  • intellectual property

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Passione, B. S., & Robila, S. A. (2018). Digital piracy, technology, the legal system and computing education. In ISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (pp. 133-136). (ISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISECon.2018.8340463