9 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 595 (2003-2004)
Copyright and Contract: Preemption after Bowers v. Baystate

handle is hein.journals/rwulr9 and id is 603 raw text is: Copyright and Contract: Preemption
After Bowers v. Baystate
David A. Rice*
P ro lo gu e  ........................................................................................................... 59 6
I.    Introduction  ............................................................................................ 597
II.   B ow ers  v. Baystate .................................................................................. 600
III.      Bowers  v. Baystate  Antecedents ........................................................ 604
A.     Reverse Engineering of Computer Program Copy
Code  as  a  Fair  Use  ............................................................................ 604
B.     Contractual Restriction of Computer Program Copy Use ................. 607
C.     Enforceability of Shrink- Wrap License Terms
Under  State  Contract Law   ................................................................. 608
IV.       Section 301 and Standard Form Shrink-Wrap License Terms ........... 614
A.     Legislative Background of§ 301 ....................................................... 614
B.     Section 301 and State Contract Law and Rights ................................ 615
V.    Bowers, Contract and § 301 (a): A Critique and Reappraisal .................. 617
A .    B ow ers  and  Contract ......................................................................... 617
B .    B ow ers  and  §  301(a)  ......................................................................... 620
VI.       Bowers and Constitutional Preemption .............................................. 628
A.     Bonito Boats and Patent Law Preemption ......................................... 628
B.     Non-Statutory Copyright Preemption ................................................ 632
V II. Concluding  O bservations  ......................................................................... 634

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* Professor of Law and Director of the Portuguese-American Compara-
tive Law Center, Roger Williams University School of Law. © 2004 David A.
Rice. The author wishes to acknowledge the work of Joshua Stockwell, RWU
class of '04, who has made valuable contributions to the final product.

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