Copyright Information and Issues

The following sites provide good information about copyright issues.

  • BitLaw: a Resource on Technology Law

    "BitLaw is a comprehensive Internet resource on technology law, containing over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues. BitLaw was created by Daniel A. Tysver, a partner with the intellectual property law firm of Beck & Tysver."

  • Copyright Crash Course

    Excellent site on copyright created at the University of Texas. Although it is written specifically for UT employees, it is an excellent resource for information on copyright.

  • CyberTimes Coverage of Copyright Issues

    New York Times news stories about copyright. Requires registration, but it is a free service. (NOTE: requires free registration.)

  • Stanford University Libraries: Copyright & Fair Use

    An index site to resources on copyright and fair use, including a link to a resource on "Multimedia and Fair Use."

  • Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Resource Guide

    "The term intellectual property refers to a number of unique kinds of creations of the mind for which a group of exclusive rights is recognized. Intellectual property law works in the following way. Owners are given specific, exclusive rights to a host of intangible assets, which can be artistic, literary, or musical works, inventions, discoveries, designs, symbols, words, or even phrases. A few examples of common kinds of intellectual property are trademarks, copyrights, industrial design rights, patents, and trade secrets. Intellectual property rights are important since they protect the right of the owners of intellectual property to earn money from the created property, thus stimulating others to come up with intellectual property of their own."

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