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Selected Topic: Digital Information Technology Development and Policy

Course code: AT70.9019
Credits: 2(2–0)
This course is elective

Course objectives

This course discusses the rapid development of digital information technology and its impact on our global community exaggerated by the growth or the expansion of the Internet. Policy issues must be addressed with deep insights on the technology, its social impact and fair business models. This course will examine several examples of global public policy on internet resources, digital content copyrights and privacy.

Learning outcome

Course outline

    I. Digital Content and the Internet Infrastructures
    1. Digital Content
    2. The internet infrastructure development
    3. The Internet as social infrastructure
    4. Conflicts and changes

    II. Digital Content
    1. Technology
    2. Impact of the Internet
    3. Copyrights

    III. Privacy
    1. What is privacy?
    2. OECD principle
    3. Examples in Japan, US and EU
    4. Security

    IV. Internet Resources Management
    1. Organizations
    2. Internet Addresses
    3. Internet Domain Names
    4. Protocol and Architecture

Learning resources

Textbook

Lecture Notes and SOI/ASIA VDO archive.

Reference books

J. Murai, J. Takei and M. Sato: IT policy and technology: Japan and Global IT Environment

Articles provided by instructor

Grading

The final grade will be computed from the following constituent parts:
  • project (40%)
  • assignment (20%)
  • final exam (40%).

    Open/close-book examination is used for final exam.

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