Internet law: a few more definitions

Intellectual property law refers to copyrights, trademarks and patents. The three give exclusive rights to do certain things.

  • copyright law: protects original works of authorship fixed in any tangible means of expression now known or later developed.
  • trademark law: protects any word, name, symbol or device used by a person to identify or distinguish his or her goods.

Copyright and trademark law have proven to be durable. There have been very few revisions in relation to Internet law.

There are two laws in particular that are important to social media:

  1. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  2. UDRP, an arbitration policy in which a brand owner can enforce its rights against a “cybersquater.”
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

0 Responses to “Internet law: a few more definitions”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Sponsored By

Porter Novelli Logo

Flickr Photos


%d bloggers like this: