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The following are the CRS reports published in 2011 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

[NOTE: CRS Reports are often updated; many are updated multiple times. The links below are to the most recent version of the Report.]






  • Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals (CRS Report RS20748) (Aug. 31, 2011).
  • Intent Standard for Induced Patent Infringement: Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. (CRS Report R41976) (Aug. 30, 2011).
  • Congress’s Power to Restore Copyright Protection to Works That Have Entered the Public Domain: Golan v. Holder (CRS Report R41977) (Aug. 30, 2011).
  • Illegal Internet Streaming of Copyrighted Content: Legislation in the 112th Congress (CRS Report R41975) (Aug. 29, 2011).
  • A Legal Analysis of S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act (CRS Report R41911) (Aug. 29, 2011).
  • The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Background, Funding and Activities (CRS Report RL33586) (Aug. 24, 2011).
  • The Technology Innovation Program (CRS Report RS22815) (Aug. 17, 2011).
  • The State Secrets Privilege: Preventing the Disclosure of Sensitive National Security Information During Civil Litigation (CRS Report R41741) (Aug. 16, 2011).
  • Intelligence Issues for Congress (CRS Report RL33539) (Aug. 5, 2011).
  • Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information (CRS Report R41404) (Aug 4, 2011).


  • The Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal: Criminal Provisions (CRS Report R41941) (July 29, 2011).
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background and Policy Options for the 112th Congress (CRS Report R41933) (July 26, 2011).
  • Mail and Wire Fraud: A Brief Overview of Federal Criminal Law (CRS Report R41930) (July 21, 2011).
  • The Interplay of Borders, Turf, Cyberspace, and Jurisdiction: Issues Confronting U.S. Law Enforcement (CRS Report R41927) (July 19, 2011).
  • The U.S. Export Control System and the President's Reform Initiative (CRS Report R41916) (July 14, 2011).
  • Fairness Doctrine: History and Constitutional Issues (July 13, 2011).
  • Regulation of Broadcast Indecency: Background and Legal Analysis (CRS Report RL32222) (July 13, 2011).
  • Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy, and Implementation (CRS Report RL30153) (July 11, 2011).
  • The Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Would It Create a Virtuous Cycle or a Vicious Cycle? (CRS Report R41813) (July 7, 2011).







  • The Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress (CRS Report R41361) (Jan. 28, 2011).
  • Intelligence Identities Protection Act (CRS Report RS21636) (Jan. 28, 2011).
  • The FCC's Authority to Regulate Net Neutrality After Comcast v. FCC (CRS Report R40234) (Jan. 28, 2011).
  • Offshoring (or Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Loss Among U.S. Workers (CRS Report RL32292) (Jan. 21, 2011).
  • Patent Reform in the 111th Congress: Innovation Issues (CRS Report R40481) (Jan. 20, 2011).
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Acquisition: Issues for Congress (CRS Report R41284) (Jan. 20, 2012).
  • Journalists' Privilege: Overview of the Law and Legislation in Recent Congresses (CRS Report RL34193) (Jan. 19, 2011).
  • Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer (CRS Report RL34511) (Jan. 19, 2011).
  • Current Issues in Patentable Subject Matter: Business Methods, Tax Planning Methods, and Genetic Materials (CRS Report R40681) (Jan. 13, 2011).
  • Patents on Tax Strategies: Issues in Intellectual Property and Innovation (CRS Report RL34221) (Jan. 13, 2011).
  • Satellite Surveillance: Domestic Issues (CRS Report RL34421) (Jan. 13, 2011).
  • Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress (CRS Report RL32706) (Jan. 12, 2011).
  • Patent Reform: Issues in the Biomedical and Software Industries (CRS Report RL33367) (Jan. 12, 2011).
  • The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework (CRS Report RS21900) (Jan. 10, 2011).
  • The National Intelligence Council: Issues and Options for Congress (CRS Report R40505) (Jan. 10, 2011).
  • Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband: Issues for Congress (CRS Report R40674) (Jan. 7, 2011).
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Appropriations Process: A Brief Explanation (CRS Report RS20906) (January 6, 2011).
  • Applicability of the Copyright Law's First Sale Doctrine to Imported Goods Manufactured Abroad: Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A. (CRS Report 41422) (Jan. 6, 2011).
  • Patent Reform: Judicial Developments in Areas of Legislative Interest (CRS Report R41090) (Jan. 5, 2011).
  • Broadband Infrastructure Programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (CRS Report R40436) (Jan. 4, 2011).
  • Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (CRS Report RL33816) (Jan. 4, 2011).
  • Distribution of Broadband Stimulus Grants and Loans: Applications and Awards (CRS Report R41164) (Jan. 4, 2011).
  • U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology (CRS Report R41120) (Jan. 3, 2011).

Other CRS Reports[]

The following entries list other CRS Reports by year: