Property in Cyberspace
Legal Resources Searching
- U. Penn course home page dealing with all the ineffectiveness of traditional
intellectual property law in the trespassing information age..
by Terry Carroll
- A faq for copyright law from the Stanford home page on Intellectual
Property. The faq explains, what copyrights are, what is copyrighted material,
what is "fair use", and where to get more information.
by David J. Loundy
- A paper which deals with the present copyright rules of electronic
publications (images, text etc..) and how the author would revise the intellectual
property laws to fit the new electronic media.
by Pamela Samuelson
- An article/alert in the Hotwired electronic publication stating that
the White Paper released by the Clinton Administration is a wholesale loss
of fundamental rights.
- A comprehensive Home page on information law including names, articles,
cases, statutes and other locations on the net with relevant material.
It will send you most you need to find information law topics. It is divided
into people , Places, and Things.
- Article by Henry H. Perry, Jr. of Villanova Univ. Law school. An article
dealing with the NII report, current law and pending legislation, regulations
of carriers and content, and the future of telephone, cable, entertainment,
computers, and publishing. The work praises the Clinton administration
for showing leadership in the future of information law and deals with
the convergence of technology and culture of the NII as well as competition
as a core goal.
- By Diane Brinson & Mark Radcliffe. Overview of multimedia issues
regarding copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret.
- A list of on line cites for cases, statutes, articles, and other relevant
sources for information law.
- Relevant intellectual property statutes useful for studying cyberspace
- By Eric Schlcher. A list of off-line resources of information on cyberspace
and information law, including law review pieces, articles, and books.
Sources are listed alphabetically by author.
- Villanova's Home page on Information law by Prof. Henry H. Perritt,
Jr. "Offers specific pieces of law and accounting information with
an emphasis on technology development and on articulating a vision of the
role of the Internet in the National Information Infrastructure. Operated
by the Villanova Center for Information Law & Policy.
- By Henry H. Perritt, Jr.. An article explaining information issues
on the net using metaphors and Holfeldian relations. Metaphors are used
to explain issues in and responsibilities of network communities, ie. printshops,
broadcasting and telephone systems, to describe legal relations.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation comprehensive archive of intellectual
property issues regarding cyberspace. EFF is a public interest/think tank
dedicated to the free flow of information on the net and to cyberrights.
The Intellectual property home page contains articles, essays, faqs, cases
they have worked on, and related links.
- A list of frequently asked questions about copyright law and the answers
from the on staff counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Contains
mostly basics dealing with public domain, fair use, international aspects,
and suggestions on further information.
By Pamela Samuelson
- A critical review of the NII preliminary draft (the green pages or
Lehman report)), disagreeing with proposed changes to copyright law. Samuelson
feels the proposed changes to copyright law will adversely effect information
dissemination on the net and some of the assumption and that the assumptions
of the report are flawed.
- July 1994. A lengthy report, by the task force formed by the Clinton
administration, including an overview of current copyright law and recommended
changes to deal with the growth of the net. The report suggests altering
copyright laws to make the transmission of copyrighted material an infringement
and to eliminate the first sale doctrine.
- By John Perry Barlow. An article calling for an overhaul of copyright
law to allow for further expansion of the free flow of information over
the net. Barlow suggests that current copyright laws cannot fit with the
net's ability to reproduce and transmit information. Furthermore Barlow
suggests that ideas of intellectual property need to be rethought in light
of the information age.
- By Pamela Samuelson. Discussion of restrictions put in place during
the 1984 Bell break up, the future of network service providers, and a
discussion of first amendment issues. Were the restrictions on information
services for Bell a restriction on speech? This article discusses the future
of the information services in light of the first amendment.
- By Pamela Samuelson. An article about the battle between corporations
and people that want increased property rights and those who want the free
flow of information through relaxed copyright law. Also the views of the
United States Supreme Court in misappropriation of information criminal
- By Robert E. Yoches & Arthur J. Levine. An article on the idea
of "original works of authorship" and computer software, how
the courts have treated such authorship. Computer programs present interesting
questions in copyright law, this article looks at how courts have decided
with evidence from specific cases.
- By Lorrie Acherman, Eng. & Policy Graduate student at Washington
Univ. An article on the idea of examining underlying applications of existing
programs to develop new software, does it violate copyright law?
- Motions, press, indictments, and memorandums on the LaMaccia computer
- A multi-chaptered report on the future of network servers and the role
the government will play. The report is by a committee of the National
Science Foundation on suggestions of how to facilitate the construction
of a suitable structure for achieving an integrated NII that can be useful
to the United States and what the government should do to help enable its
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