The Impact of Public Policy on Computer Graphics
Tutorial, 10 am - noon
personal computers proliferate and access to the Internet
increases use of and access to computer graphics, researchers,
developers, and practitioners confront policy and legal
issues that increasingly affect their professional activities.
This course explores the technical and policy issues associated
with intellectual property, digital copy protection, digital
and high-definition video, support for computer graphics
research, deployment of broadband telecommunications,
and the role of technical societies such as SIGGRAPH,
ACM, and IEEE.
Interest in and understanding of the general-public's
use of computer graphics and related policy issues are
useful. Low-level knowledge of computer graphics technology
is not required.
Computing and public policy, deployment of broadband telecommunications,
use and protection of intellectual property, digital copy
protection, convergence of computing and television, research
support, and public policy activities.
ACM SIGGRAPH Public Policy Program Chair
ACM Past President and USACM (ACM U.S.
Public Policy Committee) Co-Chair