Wikipedia:WikiProject Intellectual Property law 2011 Berkeley

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Students in the University of California Berkeley's Fall 2011 Intellectual Property Law for the Information Industries course seek to improve Wikipedia pages related to Intellectual Property law topics. (It's also an assignment.) This effort is also part of the Wikimedia Foundation's United States Education Program.

Students have identified the following pages that they may work on:

Possible Pages to Work on[edit]

  • Add your name using the following format: {{User|Brianwc}}

Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
brad.miller.87 (talk · contribs) Uniform Trade Secrets Act Kgorman-ucb (talk · contribs) chischool (talk · contribs)
open Silvaco Data Systems v. Intel Corp. open open
yoplaitexas (talk · contribs) Ajaxo Inc. v. E*Trade Financial Corp. open open

Copyright Protection for Code[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
Berntkar (talk · contribs) Oracle Corporation v. SAP AG lraiford (talk · contribs) gyp2 (talk · contribs)

Copyright's Idea/Expression Distinction[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
klueska (talk · contribs) Ho v. Taflove chischool (talk · contribs) jam.garciax (talk · contribs)

First Sale and Section 117[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
chischool (talk · contribs) F.B.T. Productions, LLC v. Aftermath Records xxiao_ucb (talk · contribs) Bjulve-ucb (talk · contribs)

Derivative Works and Fair Use[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
open Fair use open open
open Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corporation open open
DrewFisher (talk · contribs) Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground LLC Berntkar (talk · contribs) Open

Contract Formation: Shrinkwrap, Clickwrap, and Browsewrap licenses[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
Hattring (talk · contribs) Bowers v. Baystate Technologies, Inc. Bjulve-ucb (talk · contribs) inwyrd (talk · contribs)
kgrutter (talk · contribs) Louisiana Software License Enforcement Act (La. Rev. Stat. Ann. 51:1961-66) Ofxnewsnetwork (talk · contribs) lraiford (talk · contribs)
mjana (talk · contribs) Step-Saver Data Systems, Inc. v. Wyse Technology Hattring (talk · contribs) klueska (talk · contribs)

Copyright Liability for Internet Intermediaries & Downloaders[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
AkUCB (talk · contribs) Center for Copyright Information Brad.miller.87 (talk · contribs) Djosephkennedy (talk · contribs)
open UMG v. closed closed
Bjulve-ucb (talk · contribs) United States v. ASCAP (2d Cir. 2010) Falsifian (talk · contribs) Stephen_328 (talk · contribs)
Ofxenwsentowrk (talk · contribs) Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum (1st Cir. 2011). jam.garciax (talk · contribs) liwensun (talk · contribs)
inwyrd (talk · contribs) Pacific Century International, Ltd. v. Does mjana (talk · contribs) Falsifian (talk · contribs)
open Righthaven, LLC v. Leon * open open
open Righthaven, LLC v. Hoehn * open open
open Righthaven, LLC v. DiBiase * open open

* If you want to work on a Righthaven article, talk to me first.

Digital Rights Management and Anti-Circumvention[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
kgorman-ucb (talk · contribs) Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes AkUCB (talk · contribs) brad.miller.87 (talk · contribs)
xxiao_ucb (talk · contribs) Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC foxiechick9 (talk · contribs) kgrutter (talk · contribs)

DMCA Safe Harbors[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
open Wolk v. Kodak Imaging Network, Inc. open open
Stephen_328 (talk · contribs) Flava Works Inc. v. Gunter yjkim1021 (talk · contribs) Berntkar (talk · contribs)
jam.garciax (talk · contribs) Capitol Records, Inc. v. MP3Tunes, LLC klueska (talk · contribs) xxiao_ucb (talk · contribs)
open Amaretto Ranch Breedables, LLC v. Ozimals, Inc. open open
y10k (talk · contribs) Smith v. Summit Entertainment LLC liwensun (talk · contribs) AkUCB (talk · contribs)

Copyright Misuse and Preemption[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
open Copyright misuse open open

Cybersquatting, the UDRP, ACPA, and Gripe Sites[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
open Panavision International, L.P. v. Toeppen open open
open Lahoti v. Vericheck, Inc. open open
open DSPT International, Inc. v. Nahum open open
open Microsoft Corp. v. Shah open open
open Newport News Holdings Corp. v. Virtual City open open
open ISystems v. Spark Networks, Ltd. open open

Pop-up and Keyword Advertising, Metatags, TM Contributory Liability[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
gyp2 (talk · contribs) Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. inwyrd (talk · contribs) y10k (talk · contribs)
foxiechick9 (talk · contribs) Bosley Medical Institute, Inc. v. Kremer kgrutter (talk · contribs) Ofxenwsentowrk (talk · contribs)
liwensun (talk · contribs) Tiffany (NJ) Inc. v. eBay Inc. y10k (talk · contribs) (edited after foxiechick9's edit) foxiechick9 (talk · contribs)
open College Network, Inc. v. Moore Educational Publishers, Inc. open open

Patents (Particularly Software and Business Method Patents)[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
Falsifian (talk · contribs) LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc. gyp2 (talk · contribs) DrewFisher (talk · contribs)
open CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc. open open
yjkim1021 (talk · contribs) British Telecommunications Plc. v. Prodigy; British Telecommunications#BT.27s .22Web patent.22 Djosephkennedy (talk · contribs) konglk (talk · contribs)
Djosephkennedy (talk · contribs) SRI International, Inc. v. Internet Security Systems, Inc. DrewFisher (talk · contribs) Hattring (talk · contribs)
open Finjan, Inc. v. Secure Computing Corp. open open
dsheffie (talk · contribs) Fujitsu Ltd. v. Netgear Inc. konglk (talk · contribs) yjkim1021 (talk · contribs)
open Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. open open
lraiford (talk · contribs) TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Corp. Stephen_328 (talk · contribs) dsheffie (talk · contribs)
konglk (talk · contribs) Rambus Inc. v. Nvidia dsheffie (talk · contribs) mjana (talk · contribs)

"Hot News" Misappropriation[edit]

Wiki User(s) Wiki Page(s) 1st Reviewer 2nd Reviewer
open Barclays Capital Inc. v. open open

Here is a list of more copyright topics on Wikipedia.

Some Wiki Resources From Your Fellow Classmates[edit]

  • I found the following page to be a good starting point for figuring out wikipedia law articles: Wikipedia:WikiProject Law
  • I also found this page where featured (highest quality) law articles are listed: Wikipedia:Featured Article#Law
  • Something else that I am using is, which lets you watch web pages so that you know when they change.
  • A good way to monitor Wikipedia articles for changes is `starring' an article. Any changes to the article will then appear in your watchlist.
  • You can get a more full-featured editor by installing a Greasemonkey script called wikEd.
  • Every user has a sandbox where they can play with things (like draft versions of their page). It's here.

Other resources[edit]

Here is a list of helpful, experienced Wikipedia editors who can answer questions about the wiki software and formatting in general, how to insert citations and media, advice on how to form a WP:Consensus with other editors on Wikipedia, or any general and/or technical advice on how to use Wikipedia.

Guidelines to Remember[edit]

Content Guidelines[edit]

General Overview

Wikipedia's Three Core Content Policies:

Brian's 15 Point Wikipedia Project Checklist

Reviewing Guidelines[edit]

Technical Guidelines[edit]


References Generally: Learn how to do references
For example, here is a good citation to Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879).[1]
I made that reference with the following text:
<ref name=Baker>''Baker v. Selden'', [ 101 U.S. 99] (1879).</ref>

If I cite to that same reference again later, then I just need: <ref name=Baker>.[1]


For relatively painless citing of law cases consider using Wikipedia's template for court citations: Template:Cite_court.

Cases: To the extent possible, provide links to publicly-available versions of all court opinions mentioned. A good source of Federal opinions is

Statutes: How to cite to the United States Code (U.S.C.)

Wikilinks: In general, provide links to other articles of relevance within Wikipedia.

Choose a Category/Categories for the page you edit
One of the following categories might fit the page you edit:
Category:United States Internet case law
Category:United States copyright case law
Category:United States federal intellectual property legislation

Category:United States Supreme Court cases
Category:United States courts of appeals cases
Category:United States district court cases
Category:California state case law

or look for a better category in the Category tree.

Don't let the page you edit be an orphan
Click the "What links here" link in the toolbox on the left-hand margin of the page you edit and make sure it has at least three incoming links (from pages other than this one) and think about what other pages in Wikipedia ought to link to the page you edit and then add such links.

Infobox Templates Some articles, particularly case summaries, have an Infobox on the right-hand side, providing key details of the case. If you would like to use such an Infobox, here are some that may be of use:

Other Infoboxes are topical rather than court-specific. You can see a list of some of these at the Wikipedia:WikiProject Law page.

Previous Law WikiProjects:[edit]

References (for illustration purposes only)[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1879).