What rights are protected by copyright law?
What kinds of things are copyrightable?
What is copyright infringement?
Where can I find out if a work has a registered copyright?
What is a trademark and why does it get special protection?
Do I have trademark rights in my domain name?
How do I identify the owner of a domain name?
Where can I find federal trademark law?
Where can I find state trademark law?
I am accused of piracy, what does that mean?
What is vicarious liability?
What is contributory infringement?
I didn't know what I was doing was wrong, am I off the hook?
What does safe harbor mean?
What is a parody?
What is a right of publicity?
What is defamation?
What is the difference between libel and slander?
What is a hyperlink?
What is deep linking?
What is the DMCA?
What does circumvention mean?
What is a patent?
What can be patented?
What may not be patented?
How long is a patent's term?
What does it mean to infringe on a patent?
What is prior art?
Who may own patents?
How can I search for patents?
What is a derivative work?
Chilling Effects is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinics. The goal is to help understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to online activities. Includes topical information on Anti-circumvention, copyright, domain names and trademarks, DMCA safe harbor provisions, patents, derivative works, protest, criticism and parody sites, linking, piracy and copyright infringement, and fan fiction.