A terrific site for filing patents is http://www.patentstorm.us/
It has great features and a great database as the US Patent office, and it makes sense for an average Joe without needing a patent attorney.
A terrific site for copyright infringement is http://thepiratebay.org/
Apparently it is legal as per Swedish law, and thus makes it easier for people to download songs ,videos and movies and softwares for free. One NY student even scanned his whole chemistry book and offered it for download as a protest against high prices, which seems a bit extreme in any case.
Swedes have been trying to shut down the site for 5 years now!
Their blog is quite interesting here http://thepiratebay.org/blog
And they say piracy is a problem in Asia