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The following are the CRS reports published in 2008 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

[NOTE: CRS Reports are often updated; many are updated multiple times. The links below are to the most recent version of the Report.]




  • Intellectual Property Rights Violations: Federal Civil Remedies and Criminal Penalties Related to Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents (CRS Report RL34109) (Oct. 31, 2008).
  • Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc.: Remote-Storage Digital Video Recorders and Copyright Law (CRS Report RL34719) (Oct. 23, 2008).
  • The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Funding Issues and Activities (CRS Report RL33586) (Oct. 23, 2008).
  • Telework Legislation Pending in the 110th Congress: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Provisions (CRS Report RL34516) (Oct. 20, 2008).
  • Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade (CRS Report RL34292) (Oct. 20, 2008).
  • Statutory Royalty Rates for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings: Decision of the Copyright Royalty Board (CRS Report RL34020) (Oct. 19, 2008).
  • Text and Multimedia Messaging: Emerging Issues for Congress (CRS Report RL34632) (Oct. 17, 2008).
  • Child Pornography: Constitutional Principles and Federal Statutes (CRS Report 95-406) (Oct. 10, 2008).
  • "Orphan Works" in Copyright Law (CRS Report RL33392) (Oct. 10, 2008).
  • Privacy Law and Online Advertising: Legal Analysis of Data Gathering By Online Advertisers Such As Double Click and NebuAd (CRS Report RL34693) (Oct. 2, 2008).




  • Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in the 109th and 110th Congresses (CRS Report RL34193) (July 29, 2008).
  • Intelligence Reform at the Department of Energy: Policy Issues and Organizational Alternatives (CRS Report RL34595) (July 28, 2008).
  • Constitutionality of Requiring Sexually Explicit Material on the Internet to Be Under a Separate Domain Name (CRS Report RL33224) (July 14, 2008).
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) (CRS Report RL34584) (July 9, 2008).
  • Expanding the Scope of the Public Performance Right for Sound Recordings: A Legal Analysis of the Performance Rights Act of 2007 (H.R. 4789 and S. 2500) (CRS Report RL34411) (July 9, 2008).
  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of Selected Issues (CRS Report RL34279) (July 7, 2008).
  • Internet Taxation: Issues and Legislation (CRS Report RL33261) (July 7, 2008).




  • The Federal Communications Commission: Current Structure and its Role in the Changing Telecommunications Landscape (CRS Report RL32589) (Apr. 11, 2008).
  • Federal Advertising Law: An Overview (CRS Report RL32177) (Apr. 10, 2008).
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture and E-Government: Issues for Information Technology Management (CRS Report RL33417) (Apr. 10, 2008).
  • Avatars, Virtual Reality Technology, and the U.S. Military: Emerging Policy Issues (CRS Report RS22857) (Apr. 9, 2008).
  • Data Mining and Homeland Security: An Overview (CRS Report RL31798) (Apr. 3, 2008).
  • The REAL ID Act of 2005: Legal, Regulatory, and Implementation Issues (CRS Report RL34430) (Apr. 1, 2008).



  • Net Neutrality: Background and Issues (CRS Report RS22444) (Feb. 26, 2008).
  • Cybercrime: A Sketch of 18 U.S.C. 1030 and Related Federal Criminal Laws (CRS Report RS20830) (Feb. 25, 2008).
  • Cybercrime: An Overview of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute and Related Federal Criminal Laws (CRS Report 97-1025) (Feb. 25, 2008).
  • Smart Grid Provisions in H.R. 6, 110th Congress (CRS Report RL34288) (Feb. 13, 2008).
  • Security Classified and Controlled Information: History, Status, and Emerging Management Issues (CRS Report RL33494) (Feb. 11, 2008).
  • Managing Electronic Waste: An Analysis of State E-Waste Legislation (CRS Report RL34147) (Feb. 6, 2008).
  • General Overview of U.S. Copyright Law (CRS Report RS22801) (Feb. 5, 2008).


Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: