Welcome to digital-law-online.info, a web site created by Professor Lee A. Hollaar of the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Initially, this site provided supplementary material to Professor Hollaar's treatise "Legal Protection of Digital Information." It now contains an online version of that book and in the future will contain other online texts, as well as links to other sites useful in understanding law in the digital age.

Also available here are papers on intellectual property and computer law by Professor Hollaar.

This treatise by Professor Hollaar was published by BNA Books on November 26, 2002. The following material is available online:

You can also search the treatise using the University of Utah search engine by clicking on this button:



The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) was established by Congress, and operated between 1975 and 1978 to determine how the Copyright Act of 1976 should address computers and copy machines. On July 31, 1978, it issued its Final Report, which is frequently cited, but not readily available.

It is now available both as a series of web pages and as PDF images of the original report. You can also find any section using this Table of Contents.

And we have a picture of the CONTU commissioners and staff, taken at their last meeting.

Bill Patry's treatise, "Copyright Law and Practice" (published by BNA Books in 1994, with a new edition coming out this year), is one of the most readable and comprehensive works on copyright law. BNA Books has given permission to include its excellent history of copyrights on this web site. You can find any section by using this Table of Contents.

This web site is hosted by the School of Computing at the University of Utah, and is subject to this disclaimer.

Last updated: 09-22-2007