Copyright versus Patents: the Open Source Software Legal Battle

@inproceedings{Lvque2007CopyrightVP,
  title={Copyright versus Patents: the Open Source Software Legal Battle},
  author={François L{\'e}v{\^e}que},
  year={2007}
}
Open Source Software is often viewed as an anti-intellectual property regime. In contrast, we argue how intellectual property law is at the heart of open source model since licenses that organize the innovation and business relationships between developers, distributors and end-users are based on copyright law. The proliferation of software patents can, however be seen as a threat for the development and deployment of open source software. We present the nature of the threat and review a series… CONTINUE READING