The Resource Who owns information? : from privacy to public access, Anne Wells Branscomb

Who owns information? : from privacy to public access, Anne Wells Branscomb

Label
Who owns information? : from privacy to public access
Title
Who owns information?
Title remainder
from privacy to public access
Statement of responsibility
Anne Wells Branscomb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Once upon a time information was hard to get. Now it's astonishingly easy, whether it's a person's phone number, medical records, or research. But as a society we haven't reached a consensus on how to control - or even whether to control - all this accessible information. So a war is going on between private citizens and information-based businesses over who owns such valuable data as a person's name, photographic image, telephone number, shopping records, and medical records
  • Similar battles are raging over who owns the airwaves and computer-user interfaces, and one of the most vituperative information wars is going on among academics over who owns the words on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • In this engaging, sometimes poignant, often hilarious book, Anne Wells Branscomb elucidates such conflicts. With fascinating case studies ranging from Citizen Mog, who sued J. C. Penney for the use of his time in listening to telephone sales pitches, to "Captain Midnight," a satellite dish retailer who disrupted HBO's transmission as a protest against the cable company's scrambling its signals; from Lotus Development Corporation's going to court to outlaw clones of its spreadsheet software to the Anti-Defamation League's charging Prodigy with permitting hate messages to be transmitted via E-mail - the book shows how the law is lumbering along, trying to apply the old rules to a new game
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branscomb, Anne W
Dewey number
347.302853
Index
index present
LC call number
KF2979
LC item number
.B67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
KF2979.B67
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Freedom of information
  • Data protection
  • Information Services
  • Copyright
  • Records
  • Confidentiality
  • Recht van de intellectuele eigendom
  • Recht van informatie
  • Databescherming
  • Recht op privacy
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Droit à la vie privée
  • Liberté d'information
  • Protection de l'information (Informatique)
  • Droit d'auteur
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Liberté d'information
  • Protection de l'information (informatique)
  • Droit à la vie privée
  • Information
  • Eigentum
  • Informationsfreiheit
Label
Who owns information? : from privacy to public access, Anne Wells Branscomb
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-230) and index
Contents
Who owns your name and address? -- Who owns your telephone number? -- Who owns your medical history? -- Who owns your image? -- Who owns your electronic messages? -- Who owns video entertainment? -- Who owns religious information? -- Who owns computer software? -- Who owns government information?
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036928208
Label
Who owns information? : from privacy to public access, Anne Wells Branscomb
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-230) and index
Contents
Who owns your name and address? -- Who owns your telephone number? -- Who owns your medical history? -- Who owns your image? -- Who owns your electronic messages? -- Who owns video entertainment? -- Who owns religious information? -- Who owns computer software? -- Who owns government information?
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036928208

Library Locations

  • Internet ArchiveBorrow it
    300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94118, US
    37.7823215 -122.4716373

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...