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INTRODUCTION Advances in technology have often posed challenges for intellectual property (IP) law. Congress has, for instance, periodically amended copyright law to regulate new technology products (such as photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, and cable television) or new uses of works made possible by advances of technology. 1 In addition, new(More)
In July 1994 the Clinton administra-tion's Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights issued a preliminary draft report on Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure (NH) [Z]. This column reflects the principal comments I made about the report in response to a call for public comments on it. If the ND is to achieve its potential as(More)
Science has advanced in part because data and scientific methodologies have traditionally not been subject to intellectual property protection. In recent years, intellectual property has played a greater role in scientific work. While intellectual property rights may have a positive role to play in some fields of science, so does the public domain. This(More)
The software copyright look and feel lawsuits have created a climate of uncertainty in the user interface design field [3, 41. Although individuals may have opinions about how these lawsuits should be decided, it is difficult for them to know how representative their views are. This column will report on a survey on the user interface field's perspective on(More)
Copyright industries are hoping that digital rights management (DRM) technologies will prevent infringement of commercially valuable digital content, such as music and movies. These industries have already persuaded legislatures to adopt broad anti-circumvention rules to protect DRM from being hacked, and courts have interpreted these statutes even more(More)