Brian Martin: Against intellectual property
An Australian university gives a powerful case against "intellectual property" laws. Includes a long bibliography of books supporting the point.
Copyright: Guardian of Intellectual Property
Guide to computer ethics issues and current news includes an introduction to the problematic copyright issues raised by digital media.
A project to enable authors of computer files containing nonproprietary intellectual works (free music, literature, software) and their supporters (including fans, users) to participate in a gift economy.
This group is organized to promote discussion of intellectual property laws worldwide. It is hoped that a network of interested people can come together to begin discussing a future for intellectual property law which balances the needs of people with the
Intellectual Property Issues
An impressive list of links to articles concerning intellectual "property" issues, from all sides.
International IP Law Forum
Features ideas and opinions on issues related to establishing and protecting intellectual property.
Invention Development Group
Offers information on intellectual property agreements, patents, product licensing, and trademarking.
Library Juice Copyright Issue
A supplement to the weekly e-zine Library Juice from September, 2000, devoted to the political and philosophical issues of intellectual property, especially as they relate to libraries and the internet.
Negativland - Fair Use
An essay exploring whether artists, for profit or not, have the right to freely "sample" from an already "created" electronic environment that surrounds them for use in their own work.
Roundtable - 98.09
An Atlantic Unbound roundtable on the future of intellectual property and copyright law in the digital age
The GNU Manifesto
The last name in software freedom...this outlines the reasons that "Gnu's Not Unix" produces free software.
The Mark is the Beast
An article describing the change in the usage of trademarks, and how it stifles our use of our own language.
The Register - Sneaky Cable Crypto Scheme in the Works
Article exposing that the cable television industry is moving to implement a copy protection scheme that will allow movie studios and cable providers to control what viewers are able to record.
The Right to Read
Richard Stallman's famous parable about the Right to Read, and what will happen if intellectual monopoly laws continue to grow.
Wired - The Eagle Is Grounded
Article comparing today's toughening of US intellectual property laws to help given to the US shipping industry 30 years ago, resulting in even greater losses for US firms, higher prices, and frustrated consumers.
Weblog on intellectual property issues.