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View Resource Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure: The Report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights

Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown, Chairman of the White House Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF), has released a report on Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure. The Report, written by the IITF Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights chaired by Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks Bruce A. Lehman, explains...

http://www1.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/e00/executive.h...
View Resource The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age

This online edition of a book published by the National Academy of Sciences is an example of its subject matter as it explores the issue of intellectual property in a digital age. The book examines the question of what happens to copyright issues when innumerable numbers of people can download a book (or a song, e.g., through Napster) from one copy on the Web? (Apparently, the National Academy of...

https://www.nap.edu/read/9601/chapter/1
View Resource US Copyright Office Search Copyright Records: Registrations and Documents

The Copyright Office started pilot testing in mid-2001 a new user interface designed for first-time or occasional users of their three databases: registered works, serials, and documents. Their Telnet system LOCIS will still be available, but this site should help novices search for copyrights more effectively. Online information includes works registered since 1978, and records and index terms...

https://www.copyright.gov/search/
View Resource IP @ The National Academies

This new site from the National Academies highlights their work on intellectual property issues. The heart of the site is the Library section, which provides annotated links to National Academies documents listed either by topic (e.g., Antitrust, Database Protection, International Harmonization) or sector (e.g., Biotech, Software). The site also provides a calendar of upcoming events and an online...

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/step/IPManagement/ind...
View Resource Study Required by Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Report

Section 104 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) required the US Copyright Office to conduct a study to begin "an ongoing evaluation by Congress on the relationship between technological change and U.S. copyright law." This report focuses on three areas traditionally handled under copyright law that have changed in the digital world: first sale doctrine and the related issue of...

https://www.copyright.gov/reports/studies/dmca/dmca_study.ht...
View Resource The Recording Industry and Napster, Inc. May Reach a Settlement

A federal judge's order, made public Wednesday, January 30, 2002, puts the recording industry's copyright infringement suit against Internet song-downloading service Napster, Inc. on hold until February 17, 2002. The case was put on hold for a month after both sides submitted requests to seek a possible settlement. Capitol Records, Inc. and Virgin Records America were the only two recording labels...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0201
View Resource Federal Communications Commission: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

In this report regarding the transition to digital television released August 9, 2002, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addresses the need for copy protection of digital broadcasts. In particular, the main topic is the development of a broadcast flag that will "mark digital broadcast programming so as to limit its improper use." The implications of the broadcast flag are discussed in...

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-02-231A1.p...
View Resource CyberBee

Designed and created by Linda Joseph, a library media specialist who works with the Columbus, Ohio public school district, CyberBee is a site dedicated to helping young people learn about using the web for research and assisting teachers with the process of using web-based materials in classroom instruction. One nice feature of the site is the Primary Source of the Month, where users can view a...

http://www.cyberbee.com/
View Resource Groklaw: Understanding Open Source Software

Mark Webbink, Red Hat's general counsel, wrote this article for attorneys wanting to know the basic issues regarding free and open source software. Aside from listing best practices for law offices, he provides a general overview of various open source licenses, explains US copyright law, defines derivative works, and touches on the indemnification issue and the difference between open source and...

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031231092027900
View Resource Ongoing Lawsuit Pits University Mascot Versus Italian Television Character

If pressed, most people would have a difficult time drawing immediate connections between the caves and pleasant surroundings of south-central Kentucky and the sometimes chaotic world of Italian television. As of late, there is now a rather compelling connection between the two in the form of the Western Kentucky University mascot, Big Red, and a popular Italian television character, Gabibbo. The...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/0305
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