Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet
Here are a few gateways and sites dedicated to intellectual property rights
questions and issues in the age of electronic transmission of information:
Hal's Property Rights Gateway (Berkeley)
- Federal Report on Intellectual
Property Rights (Look under "New Items"; warning: large file)
The property of the mind [The Economist, July 27, 1996]
Digital technology and the development of the Internet are making it easy
to copy or alter all sorts of
information and art, from music to databases to computer software. Can
copyright still be protected?
The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)
with financial support from the National Science
Foundation is funding a research initiative on "Law, Information Policy,
and Spatial Databases". Primary topics on which
the research is focused include(1) access rights of citizens to publicly
held information, (2) intellectual property rights in
spatial databases, (3) privacy rights and principles, and (4) liability in
the use, sharing, and distribution of geographic
information system data and analysis results.
Most of the papers [...] are
provided below. Also provided are a
bibliography, additional papers reporting research results, and links to
other resources relevant to geographic information
system (GIS) legal issues."
Communication: New Models for a New Millennium [UW/HUB,
Friday, March 3, 2000]
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR COPYRIGHT AND SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING?
"Copyright law and the doctrine of fair use were established to protect
intellectual property while encouraging the exchange
and development of scholarly thought. Last year's ruling in the copyright
infringement suit known as American Geophysical
Union et al. v. Texaco has been the focus of much discussion within the
scholarly community. Scientists, publishers,
administrators and librarians have all been trying to determine the impact
of the decision on their everyday practices. The
AAAS/ABA National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS) describe in
a policy forum their interpretation of the
reach of the decision. Science has been covering this case and our
readers' reaction to it over the last year."
- The Association of American Publishers has set up
a Web site to showcase its new Digital Object Identifier System, which
identifies copyrighted material and links the user to the copyright
(Chronicle of Higher Education 12 Sep 97)
Directory: Plagiarism Issues
Germans clash over authors' fees on CD
by Rick Perera, IDG News Service\Berlin Bureau
March 16, 2001, 05:38
Negotiations between hardware manufacturers and authors' rights guilds in
Germany have collapsed, throwing the question of intellectual property
fees on CD burners into the legal arena.
Authors' rights groups want to assess a flat fee on CD burners sold in
which would help compensate copyright holders whose work is duplicated
their permission. Under a long-standing system in Germany, recording and
duplicating devices such as tape recorders and photocopying machines are
to the fees, which are distributed via the authors' rights guilds.
Newspapers sue Web site over
copyright ; Seattle Times,
Thursday, October 1, 1998; by Greg Miller,
Los Angeles Times
"... the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post have jointly
filed a copyright-infringement suit
that seeks to bar a conservative Web site from
copying and posting stories from the two newspapers.
(see also New York Times!)
Over Whether Linking Is Stealing NYT, Nov.27, 1997.
A cutting-edge Internet legal dispute about the "right to link" that arose
in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands was settled out of court recently
by the still-feuding editors.
Cederqvist, Fredrik (New York Law School),
Copyright of Government Works: An International Survey
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