The law attempts to balance individual rights with
the rights of society. Two areas in which this conflict is particularly
challenging are intellectual property rights as they relate to online materials
and the new kinds of surveillance that digital media enable.
Write an 800 word paper on whether you think the law has achieved an appropriate
balance in protecting conflicting rights regarding copyright protection and
following points in your paper:
The ease of copying and sharing materials on the
Internet and its effect on copyright
The influence of the open-source movement on
attitudes toward copyright
The relationship between creativity and
innovation with intellectual property rights
The personal and professional effects of digital
surveillance versus organizational needs for information and control, such as
employer monitoring of employee computer use, business monitoring of customers’
Internet behavior, government monitoring of citizens, and so on
Whether foreseeable changes in copyright
protection and digital surveillance will improve or impair the balance in the
Cite at least twopeer-reviewed sources to support your work.
paper consistent with APA guidelines.