Intellectual Property in the Age Universal Access

Intellectual Property in the Age Universal Access

by Pamela Samuelson, Peter G. Neumann



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581131697
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Pages: 68

Table of Contents

Why the Anticircumvention Regulations Need Revision
Trademark Disputes in Cyberspace
The Communications Decency Act is not as Dead as You Think
Practical Legal Aspects of Software Reverse Engineering
Robust Open-Source Software
Information is a Double-Edged Sword
The Threat of Long-Arm Jurisdiction to Electronic Commerce
Outlawing Technology Does Information Really Have to be Licensed?
Internet Gambling
Encoding the Law into Digital Libraries
Crypto Key Management
Issues in the Low of E-Commerce
Good News and Bad News on the Embedding Technical Self-Help in Licensed Software
Cryptography, Security, and the Future
A Case of Academic Plagiarism


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