The articles below provide an excellent overview of important legal issues for Internet
and software consulting firms. They are provided courtesy of J. Dianne Brinson and
Mark F. Radcliffe co-authors of the new Internet Law and Business Handbook
and Internet Legal Forms for Business.
An overview of contract law as it applies to Internet and IT services firms.
This article discusses copyright law, the most important of the intellectual property
laws for Internet developers.
While copyright law is the most important intellectual property law for the Internet,
you need to know enough about patent, trademark, and trade secret law to avoid infringing
intellectual property rights owned by others and to be able to take advantage of
the protection provided by these laws.
A trade secret is information of any type that is valuable to its owner, not generally
known, and kept secret by the owner.
This article covers the Copyright Act's ownership rules, and, in less detail, the
ownership rules for patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
A three part article from Internet Legal Forms for Business discussing key
laws that are important for doing business on the internet.