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-the controversy over the protectability of interface specifications and the permissibility of

chapter 1|47 pages

The Technology and Industry Contexts

chapter 2|34 pages

The Intellectual Property Law Context

chapter 5|56 pages

The EC Software Directive and Its Progeny

chapter 6|34 pages

The Interoperability Debate in Japan

chapter 7|24 pages

The Next Frontiers