Monday, November 5, 2012

The IT Law Wiki

Perhaps some of you have heard of this already and I am late to the game? Early today I came across a fabulous wiki called The IT Law wiki. It is available here and has 20,391 pages on Information Technology Law. In the welcome section, they write:

This wiki is an encyclopedia of the legal issues, cases, statutes, events, policies, people, organizations and publications that make up the global fields of information law, information technology law (often referred to as "computer law," "cyberlaw" or "Internet law") and telecommunications law. The wiki focuses on the laws, regulations and policy issues that impact the information, IT and telecommunications industries and those government entities, industries, organizations and people that control or use information, IT and telecommunications. It also contains an authoritative set of definitions for those legal, technical, economic, political and policy terms used in the wiki. 

I've had a quick look around it and so far it appears thorough and accurate (but I dont vouch for that - check it out for yourself!) It appears to be a little US centric with a very limited reference to Fair Dealing given the global nature of the laws and issues we are dealing with, is still likely to be a very useful tool. It is also licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License (3.0).

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