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"It is estimated that by 2007, as much as 90% of the value of the world's top 2000 enterprises will consist of intellectual property" (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2003).





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Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising out of Web Site Management by Jamie McKenzie

Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising out of Web Site Management by Jamie McKenzie - Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising out of Web Site Management by Jamie McKenzie - Quote from this page: "What this article can do is alert you to legal issues which might arise out of Web publishing - issues which perfectly well intended staff members might not anticipate. The warnings and suggestions offered may save your school from stumbling into trouble.

My experience as a principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent involved me in more legal issues and cases than I would have chosen, if any choice were offered at the time, but that is one curious aspect of suits. They are usually chosen by an opponent of some kind who feels harmed and angry.

That legal experience taught me a degree of caution which I naturally apply now when exploring new frontiers. That caution will prevail in reviewing options and choices below."


 


Linking Rights - by Brad Templeton

Linking Rights - by Brad Templeton - Linking Rights - by Brad Templeton. Is it illegal to link to other websites? Quote from this page: "Many people write to ask me about whether it can be a copyright violation to link to a web page against the explicit wishes of the owner of that web page. This is not a suitable subject for the copyright myths article because this is not at all a decided subject. Like many areas of net law, this question is very much in the air. On Aug 17, 2000, a federal judge in New York (in a decision full of bizarre items) ruled that links were both expressive and functional, and could be subject to regulation. (The foundation I am chairman of was funding the defense of those who did, among other things, the linking, but at this stage we lost, and the appeal was also lost. The case is, however, not over.)"


 


UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property

UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property - UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property - Minister warns Intellectual Property pirates that "the UK is no longer a safe place for you". Quote from this page: "In a keynote speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) today, Minister for Science and Innovation Lord Sainsbury will say that to meet the challenge of Intellectual Property (IP) theft by organised crime groups, the Patent Office has developed the National IP Crime Strategy, which brings together enforcement agencies and industry to tackle IP theft nationally. This in turn has led to the development of TellPat, a national database for recording counterfeiting and piracy activities, which will provide strategic information for spot raids at markets and other venues across the country throughout the year."


 


Distinctive Designs

Distinctive Designs - Distinctive Designs. UK Government site that has information and resources relating to Design. Quote from this page: "Design surrounds us in every aspect of our daily life - from the clothes we wear to the vehicles we drive. It covers such diverse areas as furniture, kitchen implements, medical instruments and food." There are links to museums and online archives of design."


 


Intellectual Property Law Server

Intellectual Property Law Server - Intellectual Property Law Server. Useful Intellectual Property website that has forums, articles, events and information relating to intellectual property and intellectual property law. Quote from this page: "Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Server. The server was founded by George A. Wowk, an intellectual property lawyer at Parlee McLaws LLP. The Server provides information about intellectual property law including patent, trademark and copyright. Resources include comprehensive links, general information, space for professionals to publish articles and forums for discussing related issues." Has lots of legal related information including articles by patent lawyers and attorneys.


 


World Intellectual Property Organisation

World Intellectual Property Organisation - World Intellectual Property Organisation. Encyclopedic site that has multiple resources relating to intellectual property issues around the world. There is also the option to sign up for the World Intellectual Property Organisation newsletter. The World Intellectual Property Organisation has pages and information relating to; Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyright, IP for Development. Intellectual Property resources are offered for; Delegates, Journalists, Businesses, Innovators, Students.


 


Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights?

Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights? - Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights? A UK Government resource that focuses on the issues relating to enforcement of intellectual property rights. Quote from this page: "IP rights are essentially private rights. If someone infringes those rights, i.e. uses material without permission where there is no rule of law that might make such use legal, it is generally for IP right owners to use any remedies available under the civil law. For example, seeking injunctions and damages. However, in many cases it may be better to try and negotiate a solution to illegal use with the infringer before taking legal action."


 


Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy - Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy. An umbrella group that can offer advice on protecting your intellectual property rights.


 


The UK Patent Office

The UK Patent Office - The UK Patent Office. Grants rights and accepts applications in the following Intellectual Property areas; Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks.


 


The IP Mall - Pierce Law Center

The IP Mall, Pierce Law Center - The IP Mall, Pierce Law Center. Useful IP site that has a good IP blog and lots of Intellectual Property links. Quote from this page: "Pierce Law trains intellectual property, commerce, and technology professionals around the world with skills to meet marketplace needs. Beyond other IP law programs, Pierce Law trains professionals to maximize IP value from inception to disposition including: IP identification, IP valuation, IP protection and IP leveraging. Pierce Law , without exception, has continuously been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top IP law schools in the country."


 


Stock Photography for Web Developers: Part 3

Stock Photography for Web Developers: Part 3 - The Public Domain and copyright issues for webmasters are discussed in this article by Nathan Segal. Copyright issues on the web are discussed as well as linking issues related to copyright. Useful explanation of copyright for the employed and the self-employed, too. Quote from this page: "Copyright Protection: Misconceptions One relatively common problem is not understanding how copyright functions. It's not the purpose of this article to go into depth on the subject, but we can explore some highlights. As an example, some people feel that if they obtain a copyrighted image and change it by a certain amount then it becomes a new image. In reality, the copyright owner has the exclusive right to modify their works in this manner, but for another party to do the same thing in which the work is transformed or adapted is a case of copyright infringement. If in doubt, have a look at the resources at the United States Copyright Office."


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