General Information about IPR

American Bar Association Section on IP Law: ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law is committed to keeping its members fully informed about, and actively engaged in influencing, the latest developments in this ever-expanding global field.

American Intellectual Property Law Association: The AIPLA is a 16,000 member, national bar association constituted primarily of intellectual property lawyers in private & corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It aids in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues.

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, network and telecommunications, information technology, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI's Members

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) is a private sector coalition formed in 1984 to represent the U.S. copyright-based industries in bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve international protection of copyrighted materials.

World Intellectual Property Organization: WIPO is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 23 international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property protection. The Organization counts 183 nations as member states

Copyright Information

American Chemical Society (ACS)  What Chemists Need to Know about Copyright. Presented by the American Chemical Society Joint Board/Council Committee on Copyrights.

The Copyright Clearance Center, Providing the most complete and convenient access to copyright permission for millions of publications worldwide.

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. 

United States Copyright Office: The Copyright Office promotes creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system. Their roles include creating and maintaining a public record through registration of claims and recordation of documents, providing technical assistance to the Congress and to executive branch agencies, providing information services to the public, supporting the Library of Congress by obtaining and making available deposits for the Library’s collections, and serving as a resource to the domestic and international copyright communities.