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Web Design Reference Guide

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Online Resources

Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

The following Web sites are great resources for additional information:

  • Anti-DMCA Web site. News, information, case coverage and alternative viewpoints regarding the DMCA.

  • Creative Commons. A fascinating group working on a range of projects to promote the creative sharing of Intellectual Property online as well as providing sensible protection for its creators. An recommended site for all people creating Web content.

  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The complete text of the actual act. Also at this site, hosted by the UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy, is a shorter overview of key points within the act.

  • Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC): Digital Rights Management and Privacy. DRM news, resources, and DRM systems development from EPIC.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The oldest digital rights group around, the EFF is a non-profit organization of lawyers and volunteers working on topics such as censorship, copyright law, DRM, surveillance, and other issues that relate to civil rights within the digital domain.

  • United States Copyright Office. This U.S. government organization provides publications, application forms for copyright registration, and links to the copyright law sites.

  • The W3C Patent Policy Working Group. This group works to determine the role of patents in Web technologies, with an eye on keeping such technologies open standards, allowing for innovation and growth instead of proprietary dominance.