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Computer Law

This guide is a starting point for research in computer law research, including traditional intellectual property topics such as copyright, patents, and trademarks, but also other topics such as virtual worlds, e-commerce and internet law and regulations.

Primary Law

  • Statutes for individual states (as appropriate) and federal statutes, using print resources in the Law Library or online access via LexisNexis and Westlaw. 
  • Cheryl Rae Nyberg, Subject Compilations of State Laws (1981-present; available online via Hein Online as well (use subject headings such as "Computer crime," "Copyright," "Computers," and "Comptuer programs" to locate references to law review articles, books, etc. where you can find citations to state statutes). 
  • Shepard's Acts and Cases by Popular Names: Federal and State (see popular names of state acts under headings such as "Computer Crimes Act" and "Computer Security Act," "Computer Fraud Act," etc.
  • Internet Law Library (provides links to federal and state statutes, as well as many other resource, http://www.lectlaw.com/inll/1.htm).
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