& ADVICE ON THE WEB
The following is a by-no-means-complete listing of legal and digital resources on the Web. If you know of any other site that should be listed, please send us an email and we will take a look at it.
GENERAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES
A comprehensive index of legal resources: statutes, lawyer directory, news, etc.
The US Copyright Code
An in-depth look at Section 17 of the United States Code, the Copyright Code.
Whether you are gathering and assessing competitive information through newly published patent applications, researching patentability, or conducting a trademark search, this site will provide you with fast, timely and convenient patent and trademark information access and retrieval.
The Copyright Clearance Center
The Copyright Clearance Center is a not-for-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress to help organizations comply with U.S. copyright law. Through its collective licensing programs, it provides authorized users with a lawful means of making photocopies.
'Lectric Law Library
A unique legal website that has everything from law school outlines to the People's Republic of China's Constitution. Extensive forms library.
Law.com offers a complete daily briefing for lawyers and their clients, both national and statewide. News, analysis, classified ads, local court rules, state and federal appellate opinions, and information on all cases before the state Supreme Court are all available. Although many of Law.com’s features are available by subscription only, a free 30 day trial period is offered. NOW LAW.COM (no longer Cal Law)
Multimedia Law Primer
Multimedia Law Primer - including a guide to clearing rights for a hypothetical CD-ROM project.
The California State Bar
The California State Bar Website.
CyberLaw (tm) & CyberLex
An educational service focusing on legal issues concerning computer technology.
Breaking news, in-depth articles, discussion groups, email newsletters, book recommendations, even t-shirts!!! All areas of the law are covered.
Well, I’ll let them tell you, and it’s true! "Nolo's mission is to make the legal system work for everyone -- not just lawyers. To help people handle their own everyday legal matters -- or learn enough about them to make working with a lawyer a more satisfying experience -- we publish reliable, plain-English books, software, forms and this website."
GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT-RELATED RESOURCES
U.S. Copyright Office General Information and Publications
This site provides you with General Information and Publications from the U.S. Copyright Office. Read about what's new at the copyright office and see the latest from WIPO, URAA, and GATT. You will find speeches and testimony from Congressional hearings, press releases, etc. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to download forms from this site.
US Patent And Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Website. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to download forms.
Digital Future Coalition
This site provides commentary on several House and Senate bills relating to the Internet. The most current issues presented include: WIPO, online copyright liability, UCITA and the DMCA.
Thomas: Legislative Information
This site brings you the text of the most current congressional bills as well as summaries of floor activity. This site also provides several historical documents, e.g. the Declaration if Independence and The Federalist Papers.
Home page for the global internet infrastructure governing body.
Department of Commerce
The United States government Department of Commerce’s page relating to eCommerce matters.
A public service organization in media whose "mission is to articulate a public interest vision for the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems." There are numerous interesting and informative articles on this site.
The Center For Democracy and Technology
The Center is a non-profit public interest organization based in Washington, DC. The Center works for public policies that advance civil liberties and democratic values in new computer and communications technologies. Free Speech, Online Privacy, and Cryptography are some of the issues discussed on this site.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
As they say, "protecting rights and promoting freedom in the electronic frontier." One of the first and preeminent social policy organizations relating to the internet.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is an outstanding resource regarding the critical issue of privacy on the internet.
Cyberspace Law and Policy
Home Page of the UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy. Extensive resource for articles relating to the subject.
Internet Law and Policy Forum
Dedicated to promoting the global growth of electronic commerce and communications by contributing to solutions of the particular legal issues which arise from the cross border nature of the Internet and electronic networks.
INFORMATIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM SITES
This site is property of Hall Dickler Kent Friedman & Wood and has extensive information on advertising and the law, including significant information on internet-related advertising issues.
Gordon & Glickson P.C.
This site provides a constantly changing collection of news summaries, information, and factoids of interest to the information technology community.
Hall Dickler Home takes you (surprise!) to the Hall Dickler home page, which contains quite a bit more information on internet law issues including newsletters and sample forms.
Intellectual Property Law Web Server
Oppedahl and Larson is a law firm which offers patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property services. The site provides information about intellectual property and about the firm. The site offers general information about intellectual property, including, what you can expect to pay, career opportunities, how to contact the various government offices, and helpful intellectual property resources.
Ivan Hoffman, Attorney At Law
This site contains several informative articles on various subjects such as the internet and electronic rights. There are also articles on specific subjects, including web designers, writers, recording artists, etc. There are also several articles and books written by Ivan Hoffman covering various topics.
An informative and fun site. Although there are several non-legal areas on the site, the site contains a good primers on both copyright and trademark basics.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Website for the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis.
Schneider, Pfahl & Rahme, LLP
A full service Manhattan law firm which counsels New York and international clients in all areas of real estate, estate planning, arts & entertainment, commercial and corporate law.
Association of Internet Professionals (AIP)
Los Angeles chapter of the worldwide Association of Internet Professionals.
A non-profit leadership organization established in 1998 to support the growth of emerging technology and digital media companies in the Digital Coast region (San Diego to Santa Barbara).
The Technology Alliance for Southern California (LARTA)
Larta's mission is to strengthen and sustain the region's technology base through direct assistance, networking, and information. The organization is one of three nonprofit private/public partnerships created through legislation by the state of California in 1994 after defense downsizing eliminated nearly 200,000 jobs in Los Angeles County alone. The organization serves small- and medium-sized technology companies, service providers, public sector agencies, and colleges and universities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
Software Council of Southern California (SCSC)
The Software Council of Southern California is a non-profit, membership-only trade association, comprised of software development organizations, as well as those companies that provide support and services to the local software industry. The Software Council brings people and information together to strengthen our member companies and to enhance our region's climate for growth and the quality of our industry. The organization voices the concerns of the software industry in Southern California and serves as a clearinghouse for industry information.
IMAGE PROTECTION & DIGITAL WATERMARKING
Argent - www.digital-watermark.com
Digmarc - www.digimarc.com
EIKONAmark - www.alphatecltd.com
Deepa Kundar - home page
Giovanni - www.bluespike.com
PixelTag - www.media.mit.edu/physics/pixeltag
SafeImage - www.iexp.com/iexp/products/SafeImage
SysCoP - www.mediasec.com/products/index.html
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