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.

Back to main Copyright and Trademark page

TAP Academics

TAP Blog

New Paper Announcement: “Copyright’s Memory Hole”

A new paper by Santa Clara University’s Eric Goldman and Northeastern Law’s Jessica Silbey provides a roadmap to distinguish the legitimate and illegitimate bases for protecting privacy via copyright.

Eric Goldman

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events for Copyright and Trademark. Please see our events calendar for all upcoming events.

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.

Quote

Louis C.K. Is Trying to Outlaw Leaks. Can He Do That?

"It’s overreaching in terms of copyright law. The law grants certain rights, but it withholds certain others." — Jeanne Fromer, Professor of Law, New York University

Jeanne Fromer
The New York Times
May 9, 2019

Featured Article

Questioning Copyright in Standards

This article asks if the systematic collection of data can be protected by copyright.

By: Pamela Samuelson