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Interfaces On Trial
Intellectual Property And Interoperability In The Global Software Industry





ISBN 9780367016982
Published April 18, 2019 by Routledge
392 Pages

 
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This book presents the history of one of the key debates in the continuing effort to develop a legal framework for intellectual property rights in the burgeoning computer software industry. It is the first full account of the interoperability debate.

Table of Contents

1. The Technology and Industry Contexts 2. The Intellectual Property Law Context 3. The Unprotectability of Interface Specifications 4. The Permissibility of Software Reverse Engineering 5. The EC Software Directive and Its Progeny 6. The Interoperability Debate in Japan 7. The Next Frontiers 8. Conclusion

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