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Legal battles that shaped the computer industry

Author: Lawrence D Graham
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 1999.
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A few legal challenges have changed the entire shape of the computer industry as nearly every aspect of computers has come under litigation. The unpredictable outcome of key legal battles continues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence D Graham
ISBN: 1567201784 9781567201789
OCLC Number: 40675145
Description: xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
I. Hardware, Software, and the Law. 2. Legal Protection for Hardware and Software: A Primer. 3. Can I go to Jail for this? --
II. Control of Screen Displays. 4. Video Game Wars. 5. The Icon Explosion. 6. Font Fights: Attempts to Own the Alphabet --
III. User Interface Battles. 7. The Big Deal with Look and Feel. 8. Keyboard Commands and Menu Arrangements. 9. Data Entry Formats --
IV. Clashes over Code. 10. Copying Operating Systems. 11. Code Structure, Sequence, and Organization. 12. Who Owns Programming Languages? 13. Efforts to Control Data and Databases --
V. Special Strategic Issues. 14. Subversive Techniques: Reverse Engineering. 15. Is Shrink-Wrap Licensing a Dud? 16. Trademarks. 17. Stockpiling Internet Domain Names. 18. The Next Weapon: Software Patents --
VI. Hardware Battles. 19. Computer Chip Wars. 20. Hardware and Software Enhancement Devices. 21. Peripheral Devices --
VII. Future Battles. 22. The Year 2000 Problem. 23. Free Software. 24. Conclusion --
Appendixes: Selected Intellectual Property Statutes. App. A. Selected Patent Laws. App. B. Selected U.S. Trademark Laws. App. C. Selected Copyright Laws. App. D. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act. App. E. Economic Espionage Act of 1996.
Responsibility: Lawrence D. Graham.

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