This guide deals with Intellectual Property (IP) online, particularly copyright.
The rise of the global information infrastructure and recognition that the 'property of the mind' is a major driver of national economies and culture has led many to question the nature and viability of copyright and other forms of intellectual property such as trademarks.
Being online means grasping the challenges of intellectual property: protecting what may be one of your major assets and respecting the rights of others, whether they are IP owners or IP users. The web is not a copyright-free zone. While abuses abound it is in your interest to act on a considered basis, whether you are a rights owner, a rights user or an intermediary such as an ISP.