Welcome to the IT Law Wiki!
This wiki is an encyclopedia of the legal issues, cases, statutes, events, policies, people, organizations and publications that make up the global fields of information law, information technology law (often referred to as "computer law," "cyberlaw" or "Internet law") and telecommunications law. The wiki focuses on the laws, regulations and policy issues that impact the information, IT and telecommunications industries and those government entities, industries, organizations and people that control or use information, IT and telecommunications. It also contains an authoritative set of definitions for those legal, technical, economic, political and policy terms used in the wiki.
NOTE: The materials contained in the IT Law Wiki are provided for informational, educational and research purposes only and are not to be construed as legal advice.
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SOME SIMPLE GROUND RULES
- This wiki is intended for use by legal professionals. Please conduct yourself accordingly. Articles should be factual, and should not contain personal opinions or promote a particular legal doctrine or political position. Such materials will be removed immediately and the poster will be blocked from making future posts.
- All entries need to be in English. While IT Law is a global phenomenon, we believe that using English will allow this wiki to be used by the largest number of people worldwide.
- PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT allow links to external commercial sites, law firms, products or services. Those links will be removed immediately and the poster will be blocked from making future posts.
- STATUTES: If you want to link to a statute, please link to the statute as it appears on a non-commercial site, such as the Cornell (http://www.law.cornell.edu) or Findlaw (http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/) sites. Do NOT link to a copy of a statute on a law firm or other commercial site. Those links will be removed or replaced since they tend not to be kept up-to-date.
- CASE SUMMARIES: For case summaries we allow only a summary of the court's opinion. We do not permit comments, opinions of participants or other materials that are not part of the court's opinion to be included in the article. Any such materials will be removed. If you want to provide your opinion on the court's decision or have a discussion about the case, please click on the "Talk" tab at the top of the case summary and place your comments there. We prefer that case cites also include a link to the court's decision as it appears on Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/) (if available). Also, we prefer that case citations conform to the latest edition of the Harvard Blue Book.
- OTHER MATERIALS: The IT Law Wiki is intended as a reliable source of materials. And we want to give credit to all materials used on the wiki. As such, we prefer materials with proper citations. Particularly if you are quoting something, please include the source of the quotation. When we include a block of text from another publication in an article, we will often reference the source of the material under the heading "Source" at the end of the entry instead of including a plethora of quote marks within the text.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT
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