Intellectual Property Rights Overview - The W3C's take on intellectual property rights in the Information Age.
A Primer On the Ethics of "Intellectual Property" - This primer provides a general framework for freeing any information covered under copyright and patent laws.
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.
Mid-Atlantic Infoshop - Against Intellectual Property - A page critical of copyrights, trademarks, and intellectual property.
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.
IP Future - 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 needs of intellectual property owners.
Information Liberation: Against Intellectual Property - A chapter from the book Information Liberation, written by Brian Martin.
Free Intellectual Property Exchange (FreeIPX) - A news and discussion site dedicated to critical analysis of the use, abuse, and relevance of IP Law. [Slash-style site]
University of Toronto Fraud - A PhD student alleges theft of intellectual property.
Intellectual Property Issues - An impressive list of links to articles concerning intellectual "property" issues, from all sides.
Roundtable - 98.09 - An Atlantic Unbound roundtable on the future of intellectual property and copyright law in the digital age
Intellectual Property Compensation Via Tipping - Article that proposes (with case studies) that tipping may be a viable compensation model for intellectual property (such as music and books).
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.
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.
The GNU Manifesto - The last name in software freedom...this outlines the reasons that "Gnu's Not Unix" produces free software.
Weaving Webs of Ownership: Intellectual Property in an Information Age - Debora J. Halbert's doctoral dissertation in progress concerning on intellectual property laws in the West.
Intellectual Property at the National Academies - A guide to the Academies' documents and publications on Intellectual Property and a forum to discuss ongoing work.
A Politics Of Intellectual Property: Environmentalism for the Net? by James Boyle - Paper by James Boyle calling for reduction of intellectual property laws, to be achieved by political machination inspired by the environmental movement.
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.
Invention Development Group - Offers information on intellectual property agreements, patents, product licensing, and trademarking.
Giftfile Project - 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.
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.
bIPlog - Weblog on intellectual property issues.
Copyright Law and Independent Creation Theory - Complaining that the law of independent creation allows the theft of music.
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.
International IP Law Forum - Features ideas and opinions on issues related to establishing and protecting intellectual property.