Interfaces On Trial: Intellectual Property And Interoperability In The Global Software Industry, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Interfaces On Trial

Intellectual Property And Interoperability In The Global Software Industry, 1st Edition

By Jonathan Band

Routledge

374 pages

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Description

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General