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.

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Top Internet Law Developments of 2019

Section 230 and user-generated content are among the issues highlighted in law professor Eric Goldman’s recap of 2019’s Internet law issues.

Eric Goldman

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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.

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Lawsuit Over Online Book Lending Could Bankrupt Internet Archive

“It seems like the publishers have a pretty strong case. I think there are arguments for fair use, but they're not terribly strong arguments.”
 — James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, Cornell University
James Grimmelmann
Ars Technica
June 1, 2020

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Deterring Cybercrime: Focus on Intermediaries

Cybercriminals rely on intermediary firms such as banks, and shippers to sell products and collect payments. Governments, intellectual property owners, and technology companies can police cybercriminals by policing these intermediaries, but this raises due process and fairness concerns.

By: Chris Hoofnagle, Aniket Kesari, Damon McCoy