Intellectual property and I Guide - Resources and Review

Article discussing recent claims that unauthorised hypertext linkages infringe the intellectual property rights of the owner of the target material. Argues that there are insufficient grounds for excluding such links on the basis of copyright, trademark or false designation of origin.
Guide to intellectual property issues within the European Union, including information on patents, trade marks, and copyright. Outlines related aspects of EU funded research and development, and also offers country specific information and daily news updates on intellectual property topics from around the world.
Online version of Inventors World magazine, with full text articles about inventions old and new, product news, questions and answers about patents, trade marks, European patents, and other intellectual property issues.
Final report from the Commission appointed by the UK government to examine how national IPR regimes could be designed to benefit developing countries within the context of international agreements, how the international framework of rules and agreements might be improved and developed, and the broader policy framework needed to complement intellectual property regimes. Each chapter of the report is offered in HTML, PDF, and Word formats.
Primary materials including statutes and judicial opinions, current legislation, cases and issues, and an overview of copyright law. Collaboration between Stanford University Libraries, the Council on Library Resources, and FindLaw Internet Legal Resources.
Information regarding US and international trademark law, and links to trademark, copyright, patent, and related sites.
An article on electronic publishing arguing that the authors of scientific works based on government
supported research should be free to distribute those works as they see fit, via journals, electronic postings, and other new modes that may appear.
Full text of a book dealing with a range of issues including hacking, data protection, intellectual property rights and liability.
Through the issue of patents, USPTO encourages technological advancement by providing incentives to invent, invest in, and disclose new technology worldwide. Offers online access to a range of general reference documents, directories, and data collections.
Database containing primarily, but not exclusively, the names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for English
language authors whose papers are housed, in whole or in part, in libraries and archives in North America and the United Kingdom.
Information on the organisation, intellectual property, patents, trademarks, Internet domain names and industrial property information.
Conference paper (January 1999) which explores the nature of digital libraries as social institutions, and suggests an agenda for action for librarians and information science. It asserts that the future of libraries will be determined more by intellectual property policy than by technology, as it is not information per se that is valuable, but the modes of access and use of information by individuals and groups that create value; and these in turn are controlled by intellectual property policy.
The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) provides an insight into the legal implications of emerging technologies. JOLT has published articles on varied topics, including biotechnology, computers, international technology transfer, intellectual property, medical technologies, and telecommunications.
Addresses issues in law and policy for high technology.
Links to databases of patents, trademarks, and registered designs. Details BL patent holdings and services, provides a guide to the patent process, and answers frequently asked questions about the procedure.
Full text book examining US intellectual property rights in relation to digital technology. Discusses the emergence of the digital dilemma as a result of changing technologies and the importance of digital information, and looks at associated problems in terms of archiving, private and fair use, copyright, and technical protection. Specific opportunities and problems experienced by the music industry are detailed, and general recommendations are made regarding public access, individual behaviour, progress, research, and law and public policy.
Article evaluating the role of publishers in controlling and charging for the use of the material freely contributed by authors. It concludes that the state of science publishing is bad and getting worse, and that subservience is as corrosive in journalism as it is in academic research.
An attempt to answer common myths about copyright on the Internet and to cover issues related to copyright and Usenet or Internet publication. Includes a brief introduction to copyright in general.
Source of legal information for intellectual property law and technology law. Includes general information and details of cases involving patents, trademarks, copyright and federal bills. Also offers access to legal resources such as associations, commercial services, journals and magazines.
The CLA is responsible for looking after the interests of rights owners in copying from books, journals and periodicals. Formed in 1982, it is a non
profit making company limited by guarantee and owned by its members, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS). Includes material on copyright and the Internet, an examination of UK Copyright Law, and details of the CLA Rapid Licensing Scheme.
Collection of intellectual property resources, aimed at intellectual property professionals in academia, business and science, as well as inventors and entrepreneurs. Provides tools and strategies for intellectual property research, and an index of intellectual property resources available on the Internet.
Final report of a study completed in July 1996. Offers a general background to the technology which supports copyright management, a summary of current activities in this area, and recommendations considered appropriate to the UK electronic library (eLib) programme and to those projects within it for which copyright is likely to be an important issue.
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