This course (INF2181H — Information Policy, Regulation and Law) is an introduction to policymaking and the players and stakes involved in information creation, access and use. Emphasis on the political, economic, legal and social issues affecting information and its institutions, including relevant social theory and analytical methods. The focal policy issues considered in depth will vary from year to year: e.g. government information, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, (universal) access, cultural content, community networking, and privacy.
Pre-requisite: INF1001H or permission of instructor.
Note: Formerly Information Policy; no change in content.