Scientists must conduct their research in compliance with numerous applicable statutes, regulations, and guidelines. Scientists are subject to a wide variety of laws, rules, and policies. Research is protected intellectual property, but it is disseminated in international journals, through the World Wide Web, and at international conferences. Science is a truly international endeavor. There are several levels of law that are applicable: international law, national law, state law, local ordinances, rules and policies of scientific organizations, policies of colleges and universities, and rules of corporations and foundations. Are not these statutes, regulations, and guidelines sufficient for researchers to perform ethically the practice of science?