PROTECTION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION
UC Berkeley Fall 1996

Class: 10-12, 205 South Hall(On Occasional Fridays)
Public Lecture Series: 12-1, 105 Northgate Hall
Instructor: Howard Besser
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center

Lecture 11/13/96: Policy Implications of Technological Protection for Digital Content (Pam Samuelson, U.C. Berkeley)


This course and accompanying guest lecture series will explore methods for protection of digital information to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the integrity of the information. Technical protection schemes including encryption, digital signatures, and watermarks will be examined. Systems and issues surrounding authentication of users will be looked at. Issues of long-term protection (including usability decades in the future) will also be covered, as will the social and cultural implications of protection schemes. Focus will be on image and multimedia information.

Potential dates

The course and public lecture series will only be held on some of these dates:

  • September 6
  • September 20
  • September 27 Bob Weber, Intertrust, Trusted Content Distribution, Use, and Value Chain Management
  • October 4
  • October 11 Brett Butler, Contec Systems, Electronic Intellectual Property Management in Libraries
  • November 8 Jean Barda, ISO JPEG Committee/AVELEM, Embedding Ownership Information Within Image Headers, and Registration Systems for Images (SPIFF, SPIDER)
  • November 15
  • November 22
  • Schemes and Technologies we will examine which are used in Intellectual Property Rights Management

  • Digital Signatures
  • Encryption
  • Watermarking
  • Containers and Encapsulation
  • Authentication
  • Permission Controls
  • Metadata

  • Questions or comments? Please contact the class webmaster

    Course Information
    INFOSYS 290, section 1, control #52115, 1-3 units
    Fridays 10-1, 205 South Hall course does not meet every week

    Course will not meet every week. Students must be self-directed.

    Impact of Multimedia & Networks course being taught this term