Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, Second Edition

This intriguing treatise covers legal issues at the interface of IP and the Internet, including global top-level domains and new registration options, protecting trademark and domain registrations, online gaming, and the application of traditional IP legal concepts to email, hyperlinking, virtual property, and spamming.

G. Peter Albert, Jr.


Stay current on IP law within the shifting frontiers of the Internet

Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, Second Edition, co-published with the AIPLA, is the critical resource practitioners need to protect and enforce clients’ IP rights on the Internet. The treatise offers the most up-to-date information on this cutting-edge area of law, with discussion of such topics as the latest on newly introduced global top-level domains and new registration options; how to protect registrations from challenges; online gaming; new wrinkles in jurisdiction; and the application of traditional IP legal concepts to email, hyperlinking, virtual property, and spamming. 

Supplement Information

The 2014 Cumulative Supplement covers the latest view of software patentability in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp.; a new perspective on the Supreme Court’s unanimous reversal of the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies v. Limelight Networks; an analysis of the Supreme Court’s holding in WNET v. Aereo, dealing with the copyright issues surrounding the streaming of live television performances over the Internet for a monthly fee; a thorough examination of the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2014, a bill that would enhance penalties for identity theft and other violations of data privacy and security; a discussion of the challenges in allowing or mandating that employees use personal devices to conduct business from home, so that business and personal data are jumbled together, raising the questions of who owns the information and who is responsible for securing it; and an analysis of the recent rulemaking by the Copyright Office concerning literary works distributed electronically. 


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of  lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic  community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. For more information, visit

G. Peter Albert, Jr., is a partner with AlbertDhand, LLP, San Diego, CA, where his practice encompasses all phases of international patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, prosecution licensing, and intellectual property counseling.


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