Intellectual Property

Copyright and Trademark

Copyrights and trademark are both types of intellectual property (IP). Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. A trademark provides protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods or services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment.

Fact Sheets

Piracy and IP Enforcement

In the context of technology, “piracy” is a colloquial term for the illegal copying of copyrighted works. The related problem of counterfeiting is the illegal reproduction of patented or trademarked products.

TAP Blog

The Next Great Copyright Act – A Conference Recap

Last month, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology gathered together scholars, policymakers, and interested stakeholders to consider what changes would make the next copyright act truly great. Consensus has been building that the Copyright Act of 1976 needs an overhaul to better resolve the challenges posed by emergent technologies. A recap of “The Next Great Copyright Act” symposium is provided by Patrick Goold.

TAP Guest Blogger

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Siding With Google, Judge Says Book Search Does Not Infringe Copyright

“What seemed insanely ambitious and this huge effort that seemed very dangerous in 2004 now seems ordinary. Technology and media have moved on so much that it’s just not a big deal.” — James Grimmelmann, Law professor, University of Maryland

James Grimmelmann
The New York Times
November 14, 2013