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.

Contracts Law

An overview of contract law as it applies to Internet and IT services firms.

Copyright Law

This article discusses copyright law, the most important of the intellectual property laws for Internet developers.

Patent and Trademark Law

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.

Trade Secret Law

A trade secret is information of any type that is valuable to its owner, not generally known, and kept secret by the owner.

Ownership of Copyrights

This article covers the Copyright Act's ownership rules, and, in less detail, the ownership rules for patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Internet Legal Issues

A three part article from Internet Legal Forms for Business discussing key laws that are important for doing business on the internet.