Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – September 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 9)

By David Bruggeman
November 22, 2011

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the September issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM to access premium content online.

News: Society
Remaking American Medicine by Neil Savage
A review of recent reports on health information technology from the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

Viewpoint: Law and Technology
Remix Nation by Rebecca Tushnet
A discussion of how the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act influence the practice of fair use.

Emerging Markets
Corporate Social Responsibility and Global IT Outsourcing by Ron Babin, Steve Briggs, and Brian Nicholson
The article summarizes the increasing participation in corporate social responsibility projects by companies involved in global information technology outsourcing.

Contributed Articles
Protecting Users of the Cyber Commons by Stephen Lukasik
A discussion of the need for both top-down and bottom-up schemes for improving cybersecurity.