Intellectual Property & New Info Technology

by Howard Besser

This page discusses issues revolving around intellectual property and new information technology.

The origins of Intellectual Property Law

Important Sites for ongoing information on Public Policy debates over Intellectual Property

National Hearings || Recent Articles || Official Sites || Position Papers || Guidelines || Classic Papers || Recent History ||

National Copyright Activities that Howard has been involved in

Recent interesting articles, books, etc. on Intellectual Property

Official Intellectual Property Sites

Position Papers on Intellectual Property Issues

Guidelines and Issues for Using Copyrighted Materials

Classic Papers on Intellectual Property Issues

  • Pam Samuelson's papers
  • Julie Cohen's papers
  • Cohen, Julie, Lochner in Cyberspace: The New Economic Orthodoxy of ÎRights Management', 97 Mich. L. Rev. 462 (1998).
  • Cohen, Julie, A Right to Read Anonymously: A Closer Look at ÎCopyright Managementâ in Cyberspace,  28 Conn. L. Rev. 981 (1996)
  • James Boyle's IP website
  • Town Meeting on Copyright and Fair Use, College Art Association, Toronto, Feb 26, 1998
  • Besser, Howard, Recent Changes to Copyright: Attacks Against the Public Interest, November 1999 (a longer version of what appears in March 1999 Peace Review)
  • Besser, Howard (Talk), The Erosion of Public Protection: Attacks on the Concept of Fair Use
  • Barlow, John Perry, Selling Wine Without Bottles: The Economy of Mind on the Global Net
  • Raymond, Eric S.  The Cathedral and the Bazaar  1997 (the Linux model of Open-SourceSoftware)
  • Free Software Foundation and Richard Stallman's article Why Software Should Not Have Owners
  • Heins, Marjorie.  "The Progress of Science & Useful Arts" Why Copyright Today Threatens Intellectual Freedom, a Public Policy Report, Free Expression Policy Project (last updated Sept 21, 2004)
  • Nadel, Mark S.  How Current Copyright Law Discourages Creative Output: The Overlooked Impact of Marketing, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 785-856, Spring 2004
  • Demac, Donna, Property Rights in the Electronic Dawn
  • Lynn, M. Stuart, Copyright and Cyberlocks
  • Image DB class student papers on Intellectual Property
  • Model Licensing Agreements and Principles


    Prior History: The Clinton Administration White Paper on Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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