Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values
Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Chapter 5 Intellectual Property
Readings on Information and Intellectual Property MIT Open Source
Coming into the Country John Perry Barlow
The Economy of Ideas: Rethinking Property in the Digital Age John Perry Barlow
Why Software Should Be Free: A Free Software Foundation Paper – Richard Stallman
A Plea for Casual Copying – Helen Nissenbaum
Against User Interface Copyright – The League for Programming Freedom
Against Software Patents – The League for Programming Freedom February 1991 (also in Communications of the ACM, January 1992). This paper argues that patents are flatly bad for development of software and that software should not be patentable.
The Virtues of Software Ownership – David H. Carey
Softward Ownership and Natural Rights Volkman, R.
Proprietary Rights in Computer Software: Individual and Policy Issues– Deborah G. Johnson
The Ownership of Ideas in Computing Software – John W. Snapper
The Cathedral and the Bazaar” Raymond, E. on the open source movement
Brief introduction to copyright Brad Templeton,
Ten Copyright Myths Brad Templeton,
A Manifesto on WIPO and the Future of Intellectual Property James Boyle Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0009 (2004) In this Manifesto, Professor Boyle claims that there are systematic errors in contemporary intellectual property policy and that WIPO has an important role in helping to correct them.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY A. COPYRIGHT 3. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT a) ANTI-CIRCUMVENTION PROVISIONS: RealNetworks, Inc. v. Streambox, Inc. & Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes (2001)(Lexis-Nexis) - Eddan Elizafon Katz, History of DMCA and cases decided
Intellectual Property Online: Patent, Trademark, Copyright” Archive Electronic Frontier Foundation
DVD Copy Control Assn. v. Bunner
(6th App. Dist. Ca., Nov. 1, 2001)(overturning injunction against
publication based on UTSA)
DMCA Notice Generator available at http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/dmca/
IP court Cases: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/ip-cases/
Jail Time in the Digital Age by Lawrence Lessig
Patently Absurd. James Gleick. New York Times magazine.
Sunday, March 12,
Illegal Art Celebrating art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Law Server General information on patent, trademark, and copyright law, including links, forums, legal services directory, and publication of articles. www.intelproplaw.com
Copyfight News stories about the politics of intellectual property. www.corante.com/copyfight
lawgirl Interactive legal resource for those in the arts and entertainment field. Features a legal question and answer board and interactive copyright registration pages. www.lawgirl.com
Intellectual Property Data Collections Provides access to IP data collections hosted by WIPO, with access to other sites that provide IP data. www.ipdl.wipo.int
Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents Information and links to resources. www.brint.com/IntellP.htm
Free Trade Area for the Americas Paper offering a consumer perspective on proposals as they relate to rules regarding intellectual property. www.cptech.org/pharm/belopaper.html
Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Articles, news and discussion of intellectual property issues. www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/law/st_org/iptf
Our Culture: Our Future Report, Report on Australian indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights. www.icip.lawnet.com.au
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Information Includes definitions, links, and more. www.pw1.netcom.com/~patents2/thefirm.html
Japan IP Resources Provides updated information on events and issues in the areas of Japanese intellectual property including patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights.www.okuyama.com
Telecommunications and Intellectual Property Law Links to
communications, copyright, and trademark law.
redPatent Offers Innobook idea protection software, and provides industry news, sample legal agreements, and other resources. www.redpatent.com
Intellectual Property Law http://intellectual-property.lawyers.com/
Lawrence Lessig, "Intellectual property"
Lawrence Lessig, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
Andrew L. Shapiro, The Control Revolution How the Internet is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know
Richard Stim. Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights. Albany, New York: Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1994.
Selling Wine without Bottles John Perry Barlow,
Sony v. Betamax, 464 U.S. 417 (1984)
White-Smith Music Publ’g Co. v. Apollo Co., 209 U.S. 1, 18-20 (1908) (Holmes, J., concurring).
Copyright Act of Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 320, 33 Stat. 1075
SOCIETIES and Organizations
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