Websites and Internet Materials

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General

AALL Copyright Committee: http://www.aallnet.org/committee/copyright/index.html
U.S. Copyright office: http://www.copyright.gov
Duke Center for the Study of the Public Domain: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/
Union for the Public Domain: http://public-domain.org/index.php
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: http://chillingeffects.org/
Creative Commons:http://creativecommons.org/
Copyfight: http://copyfight.corante.com/

Government Sites

Registration: http://www.copyright.gov/register/
Search Copyright Records: http://www.copyright.gov/records/
Search LOCIS (Library of Congress Info. Sys,): http://www.copyright.gov/records/guide.html
Current Legislation: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/
Federal Register: http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/
Regulations: http://www.copyright.gov/title37/
Copyright Royalty Board: http://www.loc.gov/crb/

Basics & Beyond

Select Non-Government Sites:
A Copyfighter's Musings: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings/
Copyright & Fair Use: http://fairuse.stanford.edu
Copyright Clearance Center: http://copyright.com
Copyright Website: http://www.copyrightwebsite.com
Franklin Pierce U.S. Patent Trademark Copyright: http://www.piercelaw.edu/tfield/ipbasics.htm
Public Knowledge: http://www.publicknowledge.org/
Securing Permission for Copyrighted Works: http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/quickguide.htm & http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/permhome.htm
TechLaw Advisor: http://techlawadvisor.com/blog/
UT System-Crash Course in Copyright: http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/cprtindx.htm

News Sources, Listservs & Weblogs

BNA's Internet Law News: Edited by University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, BNA's free e-mail newsletter arrives fresh every business day with links to the top law and technology stories published on the Web.

Coalition for Networked Information Copyright Forum: CNI maintains an open listserv devoted to copyright issues, with archives available back to June 1992. Geared mostly to practitioners, the listserv can be a strong resource concerning cutting edge issues.

GigaLaw.com: Billing itself as "legal information for Internet professionals," GigaLaw posts news stories throughout the day and publishes an e-mail newsletter.

LawMeme: An interesting law and technology weblog that is published by Yale Law School's Information Society Project.

The New York Times Technology Section: The Old Gray Lady's Technology section does not break the most important stories, and its writers often regurgitate industry assertions without challenging them. The Technology section, however, remains influential because of its print sister's reputation.

News.com: News.com is the best independent source for technology news and developments. It consistently breaks news stories before other outlets report on them, and its comprehensive coverage of copyright issues is second to none. News.com also maintains an extensive, free and searchable online story archive. Many copyright issues are reported by Declan McCullagh, Lisa Bowman, and John Borland.

Politechbot: Washington, D.C. writer and photographer Declan McCullagh is the chief political correspondent for CNet's News.com (see 8, above), but he also maintains what is probably the nation's best technology listserv. The listserv is widely and followed by activists, government officials, and members of both sides of the copyright bar. McCullagh's handling of the listserv posts is consistent, accurate, fair and thorough.

SiliconValley.com: Published by the San Jose Mercury News, SiliconValley.com is the preeminent electronic news outlet affiliated with a major newspaper. While SiliconValley.com covers all issues related to the nation's information infrastructure and economy, this source is particularly important because of columnist Dan Gillmor. Gillmor is one of the nation's best technology writers, and he has consistently criticized recent copyright legislation such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

The Washington Post's TechNews.com: Much of what applies to the Times and its online technology section applies here also, but the Post's TechNews.com does a better job of covering copyright legislative initiatives, and its "Tech Policy" section maintains a subsection that is exclusively devoted to stories on copyright issues.

Wired News: Probably the best online news source until Declan McCullagh moved to News.com, Wired News remains a reliable outlet for copyright issues.

Select Blogs

Lessig Blog: http://www.lessig.org/blog

beSpacific: beSpacific is a new weblog and legal technology news outlet published by LLRX.com founder and editor Sabrina Pacifici. It succeeds LLRX.com's Newsstand, which was one of the Web's strongest news aggregation resources through its termination in December 2002.

CopyCense http://connect.educause.edu/aggregator/sources/186

Wiki

http://commons.umlaw.net/