Policy News: Outside Sources

FindLaw Cyberlaw Newsletter

The Filter Public-Interest Internet News

Ball State: DPI Affiliated Colleges and Units

Government University Libraries

Copyright Conference page

College of Communications, Information and Media



Miller College of Business

Center for Business and Economic Research


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

FCC Focused Link: The Federal Register. Daily entries of both meetings and rule alterations for the Federal Government.

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information: 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.

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

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

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy: An academic research center whose mission is to engage scholars, industry practitioners and policymakers at the nexus of business and public policy.

Intellectual Property Newsletter: A newsletter by the Franklin Pierce Law Center dealing with U.S. patent, trademark, and copyright laws.

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

Media and Computer Law

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

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

University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition: A center dedicated to promoting foundational research that will shape and reshape the way legislators, regulatory authorities, and scholars think about technology policy, intellectual property, privacy, and related fields.

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


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

Alliance for Public Technology:The APT is a public interest group providing information on public technologies to the elderly, minorities, low income groups, and people with disabilities. Tech IP & Cyberlaw: A web site featuring blogs discussing topics dealing with technology and intellectual property.

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

Center for Creative Voices in Media: A web site for perserving original, independent, and diverse voices in America’s media.

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

Cursor – Media Criticism Site: A web site featuring articles criticizing media and policing dealing with media.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High Tech Policy: 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.

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

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

International Telecommunication Union: 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.

iTunes Podcasts: 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.

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

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

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

Media Lawyer: This 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.

National Coalition Against Censorship: 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.

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

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies: Provides independent assessments of the economic and material implications of regulatory and economic policy in the U.S. and abroad.

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

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

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

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

The National Music Publisher’s Association: The web site of the National Music Publisher’s Association which is a strong supporter of copyrights.

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

the techlawed project: 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.

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

United States Telcom Association: USTA is the premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry.

Verified Voting: and the Verified Voting Foundation champion reliable and publicly verifiable elections in the United States.

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

Common Sense Media: A conservative view of various media sources.