Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Illegal Internet Streaming of Copyrighted Content: Legislation in the 112th Congress

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides a brief background on copyright law and Internet streaming of copyrighted content, the misuse of such content by rogue websites, and legislation in the 112th Congress aimed at preventing copyright infringement.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Pierce Law IP Mall


Congressional Authority to Limit Military Operations

Categories: Congress,Defense/Military,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Examines the powers of Congress to limit presidential war-making power including constitutional and statutory limitations, use of the power of the purse, and restrictions on deployment of military personnel.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Desalination: Technologies, Use, and Congressional Issues

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Describes the current interest in salination as a source of municipal and industrial water, the trend in growth across the U.S., issues and concerns that accompany such water reclamation technologies, and the federal role in research and regulation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


President’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Taxes

President Obama’s strategy for boosting the economy through infrastructure projects, tax reform, and deficit reduction.  From the White House


Crime in the United States 2010

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Annual collection of statistics on violent and property crime, persons arrested, and police employee data by locality, state, and nation.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Provides information by country as the organization launches an effort to improve global health problems caused by noncontagious diseases.  From the World Health Organization


Generation and Treatment of Waste in Europe 2008

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Uncategorized,Waste Management

Provides details on waste generation by European country and economic sector, and country details on total waste treatment and energy recovery.  From Eurostat