Copyright

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

Author(s): Peter S. Menell
Year: 2011

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

Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1944638