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About IP Law Wiki

The IP Law Wiki is an encyclopedic resources and forum for discussion regarding intellectual property law and legislation, particularly regarding laws and legislation in the United States. It includes viewpoints from all sides of the issues, general IP law news, and information about politics and government related to the issue. The wiki was part of the global Internet blackout protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act in January 2012, and resources are also available for contacting members of Congress about similar legislation.

Politics and government
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The United States government is central to the debate over intellectual property in the United States. Legislation has been proposed in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives that can impact intellectual property laws, the Internet, and the entertainment industry. Learn more about major players, such as the President of the United States, as well as the legislative process a bill has to go through to become law.

IP laws and legislation

Intellectual property laws and legislation were a major issue in 2011 and 2012, and they are likely to be major issues moving forward. Content generators in the entertainment industry as well as some politicians want to curb the growing issue of online piracy by passing new legislation aimed at preventing it, but critics claim that the legislation already proposed has gone too far. Some major laws, legislation, and treaties about intellectual property, as well as other Internet-related issues, are:




For more on intellectual property laws and legislation, click here.

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