This page contains sources for the research of new information technologies; dissemination of public and private information using new forms of media and social communication networks; governmental policies; and social and political and security impacts.
International Intellectual Property Protection
IP protection has gone beyond the national borders. This site via USPTO provides information about the IP protection systems in the United Nations, European Union and other countries.
Industrial Property in the European Union (EU)
As a part of the European Commission, this page gives an overview of practical IP issues in the EU.
Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center
Provides some full text research articles on international IP protection.
37 Code of Federal Regulations via GPO FDsys
Provide current regulations on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. Search steps: GPO FDsys Home Page> Featured Collections "Code of Federal Regulation">"Choose Year">Scroll down to "Title 37"
U.S. Code 17
Via Cornell Legal Information Institute Site, U.S. Code 17 is available in full text.
37 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Via Cornell Legal Information Institute Site, provides 37 CFR in full-text.
Copyright and Fair Use
Hosted by Stanford University, provides sources on introduction to Copyright and sources of Copyright legislation.
IEEE Intellectual Property Rights
Provides background information about technology and IP.
Copyright Guidance: Basics
Via Yale University Library. A comprehensive site for finding both university and non-university resources on Intellectual Property Rights, especially copyright issues.
Copyright Site via UC Berkeley
A comprehensive site for search references, laws and academic articles on Copyright issues.
A Guide to Copyright for Music Librarians
This site is sponsored by the Legislation Committee of the Music Library Association. A good source for searching copyright laws concerning music works.
Software and Copyright Issues
Provided by W3C site. Its Frequently Asked Questions are helpful to understand Software and Copyright issues.