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Associations and organizations

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA)
Provides information on legislative activity, publications, and links related to intellectual property. Order tapes, books, and CDs online from their meetings.

Chicago Bar Association
Voluntary membership consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois. Features a Lawyer Referral Service, Law Firm Profiles, and general legal information.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Aims to educate the public about civil liberties issues related to technology. Publishes a comprehensive archive of digital civil liberties information.

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Includes monthly summaries of state court decisions, Illinois law-related links, and legislative news. Email case digests and practice updates, and twice-monthly legislative reports available.

World Intellectual Property Organization
International organization dedicated to help ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property are protected worldwide.

Law-related news and reference sites

Carnegie Mellon Ecommerce Law Links
An alphabetical list of links that will lead you to articles, tutorials and white papers relating to major aspects of ecommerce law.

Searchable web directory of law-related topics.

Lawyer IQ
A comprehensive resource and directory for lawyer information.

'Lectric Law Library
Features bookstore and a legal reference room. Sections on business law, areas for legal professionals and laypeople.

The Privacy Site
Provides electronic privacy daily news, information, and initiatives on privacy. Collection of links to cryptography, encryption, and electronic privacy information sites.

Government sites

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Learn about FTC activities, relevant links, and file a complaint online.

United States Copyright Office
Provides forms, guidelines, and procedures for copyright registration. Search copyright records, learn copyright basics, and read laws and policies online.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Search for, submit, and check the status of patents and trademarks. Site includes news, statutes, and an ebusiness center.

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