Internet Resources on Media Law (including Cyberspace)
Statutes and Regs
- A list of links to online
sources of cases, statutes and regulations compiled by Marshall K. Dyer, esq,
editor of Netwatchers
P rofessionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)
- "CPSR is a public-interest
alliance of computer scientists and others interested in the impact of computer
technology on society. As technical experts, CPSR members provide the public
and policymakers with realistic assessments of the power, promise, and limitations
of computer technology. As concerned citizens, we direct public attention
to critical choices concerning the applications of computing and how those
choices affect society."
between Telecom, Media and IT
- A legal section of the
European Commission's Information Society Website, this page features links
to news and papers on the broad topic of convergence.
and Trans-European Networks: Some Policy Problems
- A paper from Studies
on Media Information and Telecommunication - Luxembourg.
- Actually a cyberlaw portal
compiled by Canadian lawyer Alan Gahtan who specializes in information technology
and electronic commerce, this site is organized by issue and links then point
to articles etc.
- You must register --"free"
you exchange personal information for access-- to read this page."Each
Friday, Cyber Law Journal reflects on the legal issues raised by the Internet,
including copyrights and trademarks, privacy, freedom of expression and restrictions
on pornography and other content."
- This site contains the
CyberLex and CyberLaw newsletters, sources for information and pointers to
materials on law and computers.
- Categories include: Commerce,
Privacy, CyberCrimes, Freedom of Expression, General Legal Resources, and
Law Subject Index
- From the John Marshall
Law School Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law - Links to Cases,
Statutes, Law review articles, Other article,s Other materials, Links on an
extensive list of topics.
- A non-profit civil liberties
organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression,
and access to online resources and information.
and Law on the Electronic Frontier
- This is the home page
for a course offered at MIT during the 1994 and 1995 fall semesters. The course
deals with the following topics: Computer Crime - Information and Intellectual
Property - Encryption and National Security - Privacy Implications of Computer
Networks - Computer Communications and Freedom of Expression
Communications Law Journal
- The Federal Communications
Law Journal is the official journal of the Federal Communications Bar Association
and is co-published by the Association and the Indiana University School of
Reasons for Lawyers and Law Firms to be on the Internet
- A hypertextual presentation
by Peter Martin of Cornell, prepared for a New York City Bar Association workshop,
held in April of 1994. http://www.law.cornell.edu/papers/5reasons.html
of Information Issues Resources
- Organized by state, this
resource site is maintained by the National Freedom of Information Coalition.
Library of Law and Court Decisions
- "Our Internet
Law Library features extensive summaries of court decisions shaping the law
of the web; providing facts, analysis and pertinent quotes from cases of interest
to those involved in New Media addressing copyright, trademark, dilution and
other intellectual property issues, jurisdiction, linking, framing, meta tags,
clip-art, defamation, domain name, e-mail, encryption, gambling, click-wrap
agreements, shrink-wrap licenses, spamming and other subjects indexed below.
To paraphrase Jack Webb, "just the law ma'am, and nothing but the law."
- A section of the legal
firm Blumenfeld and Cohen's Web site. "The resources made collected here
on regulation of the Internet cover such issues as access charges, universal
service and reform of the Internet Domain Name System ("DNS"), including a
variety of briefs and other documents filed by B&C on behalf of its clients"
See also their fairly comprehensive page of links to resources
on communications law and policy on the Internet
of Information, Law and Technology
of Online Law
- The Journal of Online
Law ("JOL") is an electronic publication of scholarly essays about
law and online communications-law and cyberspace. The first issue was released
early in June, 1995.
The Law Professor's Network
- A rich site that features
daily news, academic articles on first amendment, intellectual property and
other topics, an excellent list of resources in their "Reference Desk,"
the "Resource Pages" connects you to Web sites by law professors
organized by practice area and much more. A good candidate for your bookmarks
Sherer's series on News Media and the Law
- Law Journal EXTRA!
and Entertainment Law Online News (MELON)
- Full text articles written
by attorneys, mostly from the sponsoring San Francisco firm, Idell, Berman
- This site organizes a
number of WWW resources focused on the protection of intellectual property,
copyright, and trademark in the networked environment. It has a particular
focus on developers of multimedia products including portions of the Multimedi
a Law Handbook and pointers to John Erikson's Interactive Media Lab.
- Computer Law Observer
- The Computer Law Observer
is distributed weekly for free and is designed for both nonlawyers and lawyers.
The Observer covers a broad range of topics relating to computer law and
the Internet such as intellectual property, licensing, privacy, Constitutional
issues, crime, as well as a variety of other issues arising from doing business
over the Internet. The Computer Law Observer is edited by William S. Galkin,
Esq., who is an attorney in private practice. TO SUBSCRIBE, send an e-mail
request to email@example.com
- The list is sponsored
by the American Association of Law Schools section on mass communications
law. "We hope to use this list to talk about substantive issues in
communications law, and perhaps about communications law teaching. Legal
and regulatory issues surrounding cable television, broadcasting, telephony,
and the Internet and NII are all in order here. Hot topics include the emergence
of the NII, the future of the "public trustee" concept and "public
interest" regulation at the FCC, the legislative climate for a new
cable/telco bill, and anything else that strikes you as interesting and
within the field of communications law." The administrative address
(for commands to the automated list-processing software) is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send questions about the discussions on the list to me (Jon Weinberg, Wayne
State Univ.) at email@example.com.
Send questions about difficulties with mail, or requests for technical assistance,
to Mark Folmsbee (Washburn Univ.) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Discussions on law
and policy concerning computer networks. Send message "subscribe cyberia-l
[Your Name]" to: email@example.com
- CYBER-RIGHTS - Campaign
for Cyber Rights Cyberspace is the "coordination headquarters"
for the global Cyber Rights campaign being conducted by CPSR (Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility.) CYBER-RIGHTS is moderated. To subscribe, send
mail to LISTSERV@CPSR.ORG with
the message SUBSCRIBE CYBER-RIGHTS your name, leaving the subject line blank.
- A moderated digest
for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic
of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age"
of the 1990's and beyond. Topics include a wide range of telecommunications,
information/database collection and sharing, and related issues, as pertains
to the privacy concerns of individuals, groups, businesses, government,
and society at large. The manners in which both the legitimate and the controversial
concerns of business and government interact with privacy considerations
are also topics for the digest.
of Technology Assessment
- The Office of Technology
Assessment provides access to the full text of reports, background papers,
press releases, annual reports, and catalog information. The Congressional
Office of Technology Assessment closed on September 29, 1995. Archives available
at Princeton Univ. http://www.wws.princeton.edu/~ota/
Oyez, Oyez - Northeastern University
- the Oyez Project is a
multimedia database of constitutional law cases from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Audio files can be heard with a RealAudio player available free from http://www.real.com
Coie Internet Case Digest
- "This compilation
of cases, together with a brief synopsis of each, is an effort to collate
U.S. court cases and international cases of especially high interest that
address specific issues of Internet-related law, or that reach decisions that,
although not directly related to the Internet, have significant implications
for Internet legal issues. Within each category, cases are in reverse chronological
order; newest developments will be found at the top of each list. We try to
keep this compilation up to date, and welcome news tips and suggestions."
Journal of Law & Technology
- The Richmond Journal
of Law & Technology is now online. The online law journal has no printed
counterpart. The journal is edited by Lisa T. Hudson. The Journal is part
of a coalition of online law journals that are in the process of developing
standards for this medium. These standards will include footnoting, citing
to the online versions of their journals, and format. Interestingly, the organization
is using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Keys to vouch for the authenticity of its
documents. The first issue includes an article titled Trademarks Along the
Infobahn: A First Look at the Emerging Law of Cybermarks by Dan L. Burk.
Website (TSW, Inc.)
- SEAMLESS contains links
to many other legal resources; they also post articles concerning consumer
law and cyberspace law issues. http://seamless.com/
the Internet: Legal Issues of the Internet - Jeffrey Barton Cahn
Information Resources (Univ. of Michigan)
- Contains references to
information sources relating to the technical, economic, public policy, and
social aspects of telecommunications. All forms of telecommunication, including,
voice, data, video, wired, wireless, cable TV, and satellite, are included.
The intent is to provide "high-level" pointers to other WWW servers,
with a brief description of the type of information.
Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
- "The area of law
known as Cyberspace Law (or "Cyberlaw") typically encompasses all
cases, statutes, and constitutional provisions that impact persons and institutions
when they go "online" and enter cyberspace. As disputes arise and
the area of law evolves, six distinct components have emerged: Jurisdiction
and Related Issues, Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property, Privacy,
Safety, and Equity."
corrections and comments for Journalism and Mass Communication Resources
February 11, 2003