Heard the news about the Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate accused of infringing film copyright and could be extradited to America to face trial over copyright infringement accusations.
In terms of what the news said, I’m immediately concerned about my own blogs. As the blogs provide hundreds of links and resources which point people to other “useful” sites (that is, I feel it’s useful for distribution). Although it’s all for the information sharing purpose, might it infringe some country’s copyright law?
Need to be extra careful now. I know that intellectual property law (e.g., copyright, trademark, patents) is compulsory course content for LIS and CS students. However, as the Internet is widespread used, should it be more emphasised through education and social networking?
There are some resources related to copyright and piracy act:
- JISC Legal Information
- The Intellectual Property Office (UK)
- The U.S. Copyright
- Copyright Law in the United States
- Intellectual Property Law by Country provided by the HG.org
- Alphabetical List of Intellectual Property Offices provided by the WIPO resources
- International/Foreign/Comparative Intellectual Property Internet Resources By Tingxia Liang & Xiang Gao
- Intellectual Property and the Internet: Who Owns the Information? By Hugh Parkes, CISA, FCA; Researched by Deirdre Warshall, ISACA Publications Associate