Last semester, I visited the CS380 class to talk about problems with copyright.

I’m back at it again on Monday.

The wiki for the talk is here.

I’ve asked the students to read Chapters 1 and 8 of Eric von Hippel’s Democratizing Innovation. Chapter 1 is an Introduction and a Summary of the book by chapters that will give a great overview. Chapter 8 “Adapting Policy to User Innovation” is the meat of our discussion from a policy and law point of view.

Both chapters and in fact the whole book can be bought or downloaded for free from Eric von Hippel’s site.

I’m also asking folks in the class that have questions and/or issues that they’d like discussed to post them here as comments.

Note: I acknowledge that I copy myself here, but I also assure you that my talk will be similar but not exactly the same.