An Epitaph for Traditional Copyright Protection of Network Features of Computer Software
63 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2011 Last revised: 29 Dec 2017
Date Written: January 15, 1998
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
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