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View Resource Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information: A Resource for Librarians

LIBLICENSE-L is a moderated list for the discussion of issues related to the licensing of digital information by academic and research libraries. Increasingly, libraries are being inundated with information created in digital format and transmitted and accessed via computers. This list is designed to assist librarians and others concerned with the licensing of information in digital format in...

http://liblicense.crl.edu/licensing-information/
View Resource RIP Napster?

Yesterday US District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel issued a temporary restraining order, directing Napster not to facilitate or permit infringement of copyrighted material. Because the immensely popular person-to-person music trading service does not have the capability to separate copyrighted materials from non-copyrighted, this ruling will effectively shut down Napster at midnight tonight, pending...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2000/0728
View Resource Whither Napster?

On Monday a three-member panel from the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that a lower court decision requiring Napster to immediately halt music swapping was "overbroad." This week's decision was anything but a victory for Napster, however, as the panel instructed US District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel to craft a narrower injunction that would still require Napster to block...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0216
View Resource Digital Watermarks: New Tools for Copyright Owners and Webmasters

Concerned about copyright issues on the Internet? This article, geared toward webmasters, discusses and offers some solutions in the way of digital watermarking and tracking. Although universal standards have not yet been set for digital watermarking, software is currently provided by several companies which protects audio files and graphic images from piracy. Since this technology is relatively...

http://www.webreference.com/content/watermarks/index.html
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 Copy Protection

With the recent shut down of the peer-to-peer file sharing utility Audiogalaxy, copy protection of all kinds of data is a very hot topic. Distribution of music, movies, and software is running rampant, and many believe the solution lies in better copy protection. To learn the basics of copy protection, visit Link Data Security (1). This company specializes in secure products that reduce piracy,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0719
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 The Free Expression Policy Project

Founded in 2000, The Free Expression Policy Project has been part of the NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice for the past two years. During that time, the Project has continued to provide research reports and a host of other valuable insights on copyright, free speech, and media democracy issues. The site is fairly easy to navigate, as users can peruse some of the topical headings...

http://www.fepproject.org
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