Digital Policy News – Outside Sources

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The federal agency that primarily regulates and creates policies for television and radio in the United States. Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Register. Daily entries of both meetings and rule alterations for the Federal Government, FCC focused link

The U.S. government office responsible for copyrights in the U.S. US Copyright Office


The Association of American Publishers deals with issues dealing with intellectual property. Association of American Publishers

An association created in the United States for the protection and distribution of films in the United States and worldwide. Motion Picture Association of America

An association established for broadcasters in the fields of radio and television. National Association of Broadcasters

A source for information about the cable and telecommuncations industry. National Cable & Telecommunications Association

A United States trade group representing individuals in the recording industry. Recording Industry Association of America


A research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its studies, and help pioneer its development. Berkman Center for Internet and Society

A center at the University of Maryland that provides research and other information on current policies related to the convergence of information and technology. Center for Information Policy at the University of Maryland

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information is based at Columbia University and does research on strategies, management, and polices related to information technology and digital media. Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

A resource from the law school of the University of Pittsburgh covering cyberspace law. Cyberspace Law

The Filter newsletter provides a unique perspective on issues related to cyber law from scholars, researchers, and other experts in the field. The Filter newsletter

A Web site by the Franklin Pierce Law Center dealing with U.S. patent, trademark, and copyright laws. Intellectual Property Information 

Media and computer law

A center at Michigan State that is responsible for creating original research in the field of information and communication. Michigan State Quello Center

An institute at UCLA dealing with issues involving cyberspace law and polices, site is no longer updated. The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy

TIPI provides a place for research and forums on issues related to digital media. University of Texas at Austin Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute


The 463: Inside Tech Policy. Technology Policy Trends, Insight and News

The APT is a public interest group providing information on public technologies to the elderly, minorities, low income groups, and people with disabilities. Alliance for Public Technology

A Web site featuring blogs discussing topics dealing with technology and intellectual property. Tech IP & Cyberlaw

A Web site promoting the environment, anti-war, and freedom of file-sharing. CapedMaskandArmed: Join the Rebellion

A Web site for perserving original, independent, and diverse voices in America's media. Center for Creative Voices in Media

A Web site dealing with the protection of copyrighted materials and their fair use. Creative Commons

A Web site featuring articles criticizing media and policing dealing with media. Cursor - Media Criticism Site

A non-profit group made up of various professionals dedicated to protecting our digital rights. Electronic Frontier Foundation

A Web site containing news articles and other resources related to cyber laws. FindLaw Cyberlaw Newsletter

The Foundation for Information Policy Research examines the intersection of information technology and society. Foundation for Information Policy Research

The Free Expression Network is an alliance of organizations devoted to upholding the rights of freedom of expression. Free Expression Network

Google Public Policy Blog provides Google's views on government's relation to technology and current digital policy issues. Google Public Policy Blog

MediaChannel is a media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide. Media Channel

First Amendment video: Our living history: a celebration of our Constitution with a discussion about the future of the First Amendment

High Tech Policy, a blog supported by Cisco, relates to issues such as environmental impact of technology, spectrum allocation, universal service, along with providing thoughts on a variety of other current digital policy issues. High Tech Policy

This site contains information dealing with intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Intellectual Property Law Server

The IJCLP is an electronic journal devoted to the study of policies and technology effecting media regulation on a global scale. International Journal of Communications Law and Policy

The homepage of the International Telecommunication Union. Contains news articles on subjects related to the organization, notices of upcoming events within the field, and online resources for the field. International Telecommunication Union

iTunes Podcasts, accessed through iTunes Store, provide a wide array of content via free subscription, including digital policy programs such as Radio Berkman, The Electronic Frontier Foundation Line Noise Podcast, and The Technology Liberation Front. iTunes Podcasts

An anti-television Web site with various articles, multimedia files. and commentaries about why television is bad. Kill your TV

A legal resource Web site with such things as ask a lawyer, legal term glossary, and weird and unusual laws. Law Guru

A Web site with information about copyright laws and new media laws. Media Law Resource Center

This World Wide Web site is designed as a central reference point for helpful information to entertainment, multimedia, intellectual property and online professionals along with international links to professional, legal and business services. Media Lawyer

This site tries to be the voice of the people on such issues as file-sharing and e-voting. Democracy in Action

The NCAC works under the conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them. National Coalition Against Censorship

The New Millennium Research Council (NMRC) was created in 1999 to develop workable, real-world solutions to the issues and challenges confronting policy makers. New Millennium Research Council

PPI looks to change the politics on issues related to the Information Age. Progressive Policy Institute

An organization composed of people from various backgrounds with the goal of furthering information as common property of all. Public Knowledge

A global organization the strives for strong industry for businesses dealing with digital media.The Digital Media Association

FRAPA will protect television formats by promoting to producers, broadcasters and the law the concept of formats as unique, intellectual properties. The Format Recognition and Protection Association

The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The Freedom Forum

The Web site of the National Music Publisher's Association which is a strong supporter of copyrights. The National Music Publisher's Association

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. The Progess and Freedom Foundation

Launched by Professor Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa in July 2004, the project seeks to respond to the needs of developing countries for expert legal training in technology law issues such as e-commerce, intellectual property, and privacy law. the techlawed project

A branch of the ACM that deals with public policies related to information technology. U.S. Public Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery

USTA is the premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. United States Telcom Association and the Verified Voting Foundation champion reliable and publicly verifiable elections in the United States. Verified Voting

This organization is a global entity devoted to promoting and protecting works related to intellectual property. World Intellectual Property Organization

A conservative view of various media sources. Common Sense Media