Entertainment & Sports Law Resources


Federal Circuit:  www.fedcir.gov

Federal Trade Commission:  www.ftc.gov

Texas Commission on the Arts:  www.arts.state.tx.us

Texas Film Commission:  www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/film

Texas Music Office:  www.governor.state.tx.us/music

United States Copyright Office:  www.copyright.gov

United States Patent and Trademark Office:   www.uspto.gov

United States Trade Representative:   www.ustr.gov/sectors/intellectual.shtml


Thomas.loc.gov:    www.judiciary.house.gov       www.judiciary.senate.gov

Scholary & Research

Bureau of National Affairs: www.bna.com

FindLaw:  www.findlaw.com/01topics/23intellectprop

Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Mall:  www.ipmall.info

Intellectual Property Law Server:  www.intelproplaw.com

IP News from Questel Orbit:  www.questel.orbit.com

Kohn on Music Licensing:  www.kohnmusic.com

QuickLinks: Daily Update on IP and Internet Law:  www.qlinks.net

Stanford University Libraries:  fairuse.stanford.edu

The Center for Popular Music (MTSU):  popmusic.mtsu.edu

The John Marshall Law School – Review of Intellectual Property Law:  www.jmripl.com


European Patent Office:  www.european-patent-office.org

Japanese Patent Office:  www.jpo.go.jp

United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office:  www.ipo.gov.uk

World Intellectual Property Organization:  www.wipo.org

World Trade Organization (TRIPS materials):   www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/trips_e.htm

Interest Groups

American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law

American Intellectual Property Law Association:   www.aipla.org

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers:   www.ascap.com

Broadcast Music International:   www.bmi.com

Film Music (Online Magazine):  www.filmmusicmag.com

Intellectual Property Owner’s Association:   www.ipo.org

International Technology Law Association:   www.itechlaw.org

International Trademark Association:  www.inta.org

Motion Picture Association of America:  www.mpaa.org

National Music Publisher’s Association:   www.nmpa.org

Recording Industry Association of America:    www.riaa.org

SESAC:  www.sesac.com

Software and Information Industry Association:   www.siia.net

Song Rights: Legal Aspects of Songwriting:   www.songrights.com

SoundExchange:  www.soundexchange.com

Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (TALA):   www.talarts.org


Tool to Determine if Work is Public Domain:  librarycopyright.net/resources/