Can Computers Think?
Introduction to Computer Science

CSC 106
Union College
Winter 2010

Discussion: Copyright and Computers


Questions to think about

  1. What is copyright?
  2. What is its purpose?
  3. Have you ever violated a copyright? Why? Do you feel you were doing the right thing? Would you do it again?
  4. The third article above claims that "copyright is in crisis". Why? Do you agree?
  5. The article then goes on to present different suggestions for how to resolve this crisis. Which one do you think is best? Why?


Write a short response (1-2 pages) addressing question 5 (and as many of the other questions as you like).