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Softwars : the legal battles for control of the global software industry

Author: Anthony Lawrence Clapes
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1993.
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This book explains why the future of the computer industry depends on the nature and extent of intellectual property protection for the software that controls computer hardware. The "softwars" it discusses are the confrontations taking place in the courtroom, in the legislative chambers, and in professional symposia around the world in which the scope of intellectual property protection for computer software is
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Clapes, Anthony Lawrence.
Softwars.
Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1993
(OCoLC)622903506
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Lawrence Clapes
ISBN: 0899305970 9780899305974
OCLC Number: 26160580
Description: x, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. At the War College. 1. A Brief Discourse on the Spoils of War: The Nature of That Which Is Being Contested. 2. Aerial Reconnaissance: The First Two Decades of the Softwars --
Pt. II. Fear and Loathing, Look and Feel. 3. Gaining Enlightenment from the Lotus Sutra: Lotus Development Corporation v. Paperback Software International --
Endnote: The Augury of the Dismal Scientists --
An Introduction to the Economics of Intellectual Property. 4. After the Fall: The Weak Protectionists Regroup --
Endnote: Public Goods --
Resources That Are Never Used Up. 5. "You Could Look It Up": Why Copyright Law Protects the Yellow Pages but not the White Pages --
Endnote: Trickle-Down Theory --
The Leakage of Intellectual Property. 6. Never-Ending Stories: Ashton-Tate v. Fox, Apple v. Microsoft, and the Future of User Interfaces --
Endnote: Lotto Isn't Enough --
Why We Need Intellectual Property Laws. 7. Heavy Artillery: The Patent Laws as Armaments in the Softwars --
Endnote: A Leaky Monopoly --
The Economics of the Patent Grant --
Pt. III. Engineers of Monotony. 8. Beyond Arbitration: Fujitsu and IBM Take Their Show on the Road --
Endnote: Author, Author! Programmer, Programmer! --
The Economics of Copyright. 9. At Sea over Reverse Engineering: The Bonito Boats Case --
Endnote: "Gentlemen Don't Read One Another's Mail" --
The Economics of Trade Secret. 10. Antipodean Logic: Autodesk v. Martin Dyason. 11. The Sun Also Rises: Microsoft Corp. v. Shuuwa System Trading KK. 12. "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me": IBM v. AMI. 13. The Lady Vanishes: An Academic Ventures into the Real World and Retreats in Dismay --
Pt. IV. Thinking about the Unthinkable: Lasers, Hackers, Nightmare Scenarios, and Truces. 14. Circuit Theory: Nonliteral Copying by Any Other Name... 15. The Outer Limits: Lasercomb v. Reynolds. 16. Revenge of the Nerds: Guerrillas, Terrorists, Peaceniks, and the Legion of Doom. 17. "All That Glisters": Nintendo v. Atari, the Nightmare Scenario. 18. Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: "Open Systems," Truce or Consequences? --
Pt. V. Conclusion...For Now. 19. "The One Who Controls the Software...": A Meditation on the Future of the Softwars.
Responsibility: Anthony Lawrence Clapes.

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