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General IP Websites & Organizations

General IP News

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Below are some links of interest:

Arstechnica Law & Disorder - Arstechnica ("art of technology") is a seminal technology news website. This is a link to their "Law & Disorder" section.

CNET News Politics and Law - CNET, originally "CNET: The Computer Network," is now a far broader tech site with tons of tech news and product reviews. This link is to their Politics and Law news section.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - The EFF is a nonprofit public interest group that advocates for consumers and the public regarding issues of free speech and other civil liberties in the electronic world.

LexisNexis Law Links - These are sections of LexisNexis that deal with the three main IP law areas.

Slashdot - Slashdot is a huge technology news site with lots of contributors and an enormous community. It has a strong lean towards freedom of information.

Slashdot YRO ("Your Rights Online") - This part of Slashdot's site offers tons of news on electronic free speech issues.

Techdirt - From Techdirt's "About" page: "The Techdirt group blog uses a proven economic framework to analyze and offer insight into news stories about changes in government policy, technology and legal issues that affect companies' ability to innovate and grow."

Wired Politics - Wired.com is related to Wired print magazine and owned by the same company. It's got lots of daily technology news stories. This link is to the politics section of the site and can be further filtered by the tags "Law," "Online Rights," and "Security."


U.S. Copyright Office

When Works Pass Into the Public Domain
Professor Gasaway's website on expiration of copyright.


Google Patents

A free website for downloading and printing patents.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Patent News

Eric Goldman Technology & Marketing Law Blog - From the site's "Biography" page: "Eric Goldman is an Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law . . . . Eric's research focuses on Internet law, intellectual property, marketing, and the legal and social implications of new communication technologies. Recent papers have addressed topics such as search engines and online marketing practices."

Groklaw - From http://www.theknowledgetrust.org/wordpress/?p=137: "Groklaw is an award-winning Web site that covers legal news of special interest to the free-and-Open-Source-Software community."

Patent Baristas - From the site's "About" page: "Patent Baristas is an intellectual property news and commentary site featuring freshly brewed chat on patent and IP issues in the biosciences."

Patent Fools - From the site's "About" page: "The point of PatentFools is to try and identify wrongs, articulate positions, influence decision-makers and have some fun saving the world for generations to come . . . . The US patent system is facing a monumental crisis and we are here to help."

Patently-O - This is a great blog for patent news--and for lots of cool pictures and drawings related to patents.

The Patent Prospector - From the site's "About" page: "The Patent Prospector provides news, information, opinion, and sassy entertainment about all aspects of patents. The Patent Prospector is the patentable difference between breaking news and breaking wind."

The Prior Art - From the site's home page: "One reporter's notes on the IP beat . . . . Joe Mullin is a reporter at IP Law & Business, a sister publication of The American Lawyer."

Voiceless - From the site: "An examination of the legal and technological structures that keep almost all of us voiceless, by Prof. Andrew Chin at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Prof. Jay Kesan at the University of Illinois College of Law."

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