Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognized - and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

New Plan To Battle Online Piracy

A troika of policy heavyweights has established new guidelines aimed at removing advertising revenue from sites with illegal content.

Pirate Bay In Parliament?

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde announced his candidacy for European Pariliament as a member of Finnish Pirate Party.

Would Justin Bieber Have Gone to Jail Under Anti-Piracy Bill S 978?

A proposed federal law has sparked fears that people like Justin Bieber, who got his start performing cover songs on YouTube could end up in jail. The Commercial Felony Streaming Act would make unauthorized Web streaming of copyrighted content a felony punishable by up to five years.