An Epitaph for Traditional Copyright Protection of Network Features of Computer Software

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Peter S. Menell

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: January 15, 1998

Abstract

This article describes the evolution of copyright protection for computer software. It shows how the courts successfully deployed and adapted copyright doctrines in a manner that protected software against piracy while at the same time allowing for competition and innovation.

Keywords: computer software, copyright, network effects, innovation, competition, interoperability

Suggested Citation

Menell, Peter S., An Epitaph for Traditional Copyright Protection of Network Features of Computer Software (January 15, 1998). Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 43, p. 651, Winter 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944638

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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