July 4, 2012 | No Comments »
Today’s been a great day for most of us – the regular Internet users.
After yesterday’s vote at the European Parliament, today ACTA was officially pronounced dead, as far as Europe is concerned. This, by the way, should not come as a surprise, given the fact that the agreement was actually stillborn, to say the least.
February 6, 2012 | No Comments »
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has become a major topic of discussion when it comes to Internet user rights and intellectual property. It used to be an ultra-secret agreement that virtually nobody knew about until the significant blast of publicity after the documents leaked on various whistle-blower websites, including WikiLeaks.
March 19, 2009 | No Comments »
USPTO is an ancroynm for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The role of this agency is to register trademarks and to grant patents. It serves the interest of inventors and businesses with respect to their inventions and corporate products, and service identifications.
February 12, 2009 | No Comments »
First of all, it is not mandatory that one uses a copyright notice on his/her web site. There are, however, some advantages in doing so. Even though a copyright notice is usually very simple, using one on your web site can become complicated.
February 3, 2009 | 6 Comments »
If you ever find that somebody is indecently using your copyrighted works on their web site(s), you shoud file a valid DMCA complaint. It is very important that your DMCA complaint contains all the necessary information and is also written in the proper form. Otherwise, the company you are sending your complaint to (usually the web hosting provider of the infringing web site) may not assist you and may even disregard your DMCA violation report.