Computer technologies have been developing rapidly. The Internet gives great opportunities to consumers and gives access to wide information resources. It is a global information space and, as a result, a new type of social relations has formed. The complexity and diversity of relations in the sphere of the commercial and industrial use of results of intellectual activity have been increasing for a long time. As is well known, basic sources of law, which regulate social relations, are: treaties, national legislation, court decisions, custom. At present there are no treaties concerning Internet use, judicial practice and national legislation has only just been developing. As for customs, they are quite diverse and contradictory. In Russia, there are no court decisions concerning Internet and information technologies and there are some gaps in intellectual property legislation. I will here argue that it is possible and necessary to protect the intellectual property in the field of the Internet in Russia under existing conditions.