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A Primer On the Ethics of "Intellectual Property"
- This primer provides a general framework for freeing any information covered under copyright and patent laws.
Copyright Law and Independent Creation Theory
- Complaining that the law of independent creation allows the theft of music.
Copyright: Guardian of Intellectual Property
- Guide to computer ethics issues and current news includes an introduction to the problematic copyright issues raised by digital media.
Did You Say "Intellectual Property"? It's a Seductive Mirage
- Supports the idea that the term carries a bias since it suggests thinking about copyright, patents and trademarks by analogy with property rights for physical objects and also that it's a catch-all to lump together disparate laws. By Richard Stallman.
- A blog about excess in Canadian and international copyright law, trademarks law and patent law. By Howard Knopf, a jurist practicing Intellectual Property law in Canada.
Free Intellectual Property Exchange (FreeIPX)
- A news and discussion site dedicated to critical analysis of the use, abuse, and relevance of IP Law. [Slash-style site]
- A project to enable authors of computer files containing nonproprietary intellectual works (free music, literature, software) and their supporters (including fans, users) to participate in a gift economy.
- This group is organized to promote discussion of intellectual property laws worldwide. It is hoped that a network of interested people can come together to begin discussing a future for intellectual property law which balances the needs of people with the needs of intellectual property owners.
- Weblog covering copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a mainly UK and European perspective.
Information Liberation: Against Intellectual Property
- A chapter from the book Information Liberation, written by Brian Martin.
Intellectual Property Compensation Via Tipping
- Article that proposes (with case studies) that tipping may be a viable compensation model for intellectual property (such as music and books).
Intellectual Property Rights Overview
- The W3C's take on intellectual property rights in the Information Age.
Library Juice Copyright Issue
- A supplement to the weekly e-zine Library Juice from September, 2000, devoted to the political and philosophical issues of intellectual property, especially as they relate to libraries and the internet.
Roundtable - 98.09
- An Atlantic Unbound roundtable on the future of intellectual property and copyright law in the digital age
Stanford Center for Internet and Society's Fair Use Project (FUP)
- Provides legal support to a range of projects designed to clarify, and extend, the boundaries of "fair use" in order to enhance creative freedom.
The GNU Manifesto
- The last name in software freedom...this outlines the reasons that "Gnu's Not Unix" produces free software.
The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
- Professor James Boyle's site discussing the balance between intellectual property and the public domain -- including free downloadable versions of his Yale University Press book on the subject.
The Right to Read
- Richard Stallman's famous parable about the Right to Read, and what will happen if intellectual monopoly laws continue to grow.
The Guardian - "Intellectual Property" is a Silly Euphemism
- According to the author, owning a song or a piece of writing isn't like owning a television, and to call it anyone's "property" is seriously misleading. (February 21, 2008)
Wired - The Eagle Is Grounded
- Article comparing today's toughening of US intellectual property laws to help given to the US shipping industry 30 years ago, resulting in even greater losses for US firms, higher prices, and frustrated consumers. (February 01, 2004)
The Register - Sneaky Cable Crypto Scheme in the Works
- Article exposing that the cable television industry is moving to implement a copy protection scheme that will allow movie studios and cable providers to control what viewers are able to record. (December 22, 2000)
The Mark is the Beast
- An article describing the change in the usage of trademarks, and how it stifles our use of our own language. (July 20, 1998)
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