Internet in the United States Internet privacy issues The regulatory framework for privacy issues worldwide is currently in flux and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Practices regarding the collection, use, storage, display, processing, transmission and security of […]

Copyright Infringement

Copyright Infringement in the United States Copyright Law in the United States: Infringement Introduction to Copyright Infringement An infringement of a copyright is the reproduction, distribution, performance, or display of any copyrighted work without permission of the copyright owner […]

State Works

State Works in the United States Copyright Law for State Works and Local Government Works by Katie Fortney While there are certainly those who advocate for that position (See, e.g., Kris Tells Us Why We Should Care, Posting of Daniel Cornwall to Free Government Information, […]

Internet Law

Internet Law in the United States PATRICIA L. BELLIA ET. AL. in CYBERLAW: PROBLEMS OF POLICY AND JURISPRUDENCE IN THE INFORMATION AGE (3d ed. 2007), notes that the Internet transforms basic assumptions about the nature of communication, knowledge, invention, information, sovereignty, […]


CAN-SPAM Act in the United States The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, and gives recipients the right to have you stop emailing them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. Despite its name, the […]


Inventor Resources Books to help Inventors Develop and Market their Inventions The following are some books for inventors. If you can’t buy them, see if your local library has them. If it does not, ask them to get them. The Inventor’s Desktop Companion by Richard C. Levy Visible Ink Press. […]

Business Name

Business Name in the United States Business Name and Federal Trademark Registration By Steven M. Weinberg. He is a partner with the Malibu firm of Holmes Weinberg PC, where he specializes in business-related matters including intellectual property, entertainment, licensing and […]

Patent Litigation

Patent Litigation in the United States Sources of Funding for Patent Litigation One of the problems that inventors whose patents are infringed must consider is how to fund patent litigation. There are some organizations that fund patent litigation. While some are reputable, are trying to do […]

File Sharing

File Sharing in the United States File Sharing and Copyright By R. Scott Feldmann. He is a partner with the Irvine office of Crowell & Moring LLP. He currently represents publishers and software companies; his former firm represented StreamCast Networks.(2004) In the digital age, […]

Anonymous Posting

Anonymous Posting in the United States By Erica Johnstone. She is a partner with Ridder, Costa & Johnstone, a San Francisco law firm focusing on intellectual property, Internet, and privacy law. What issues lawyers must keep in mind in trying to unmask the identity of unidentified posters on […]