Course: KM 611. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Knowledge Management (3)
This course focuses on the legal and ethical implications inherent in the knowledge management field, providing a thorough analysis of intellectual property law; including trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret law, with a focus on practical application. In addition to the exploration of these legal issues, the course addresses various ethical frameworks relevant to a knowledge management context, especially those contexts not currently governed by specific law or policy. Special emphasis is paid to the relationship between knowledge and power in the organizational context, with attention to the social and political implications of knowledge management technology at both an individual and organizational level.