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41 Hous. L. Rev. 975 (2004-2005)
Reversing Copyright Misuse: Enforcing Contractual Prohibitions on Software Reverse Engineering

handle is hein.journals/hulr41 and id is 987 raw text is: COMMENT
REVERSING COPYRIGHT MISUSE:
ENFORCING CONTRACTUAL PROHIBITIONS
ON SOFTWARE REVERSE ENGINEERING*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.   INTRODUCTION    .................................................................... 976
II. OF SOFTWARE AND MISUSE ................................................. 977
A.   The Unique Nature and Special Problems of
S oftw are  ...................................................................... 977
1. Software: Intellectual Property Without a
H om e  ..................................................................... 977
2. Shoehorning Software into Existing Legal
C ategories .............................................................. 977
B. Reverse Engineering and Copyright Law .................... 977
1.  A Brief Primer on Reverse Engineering ................ 977
2.  Reverse Engineering as a Fair Use ....................... 977
III. THE DOCTRINE OF MISUSE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ... 977
A. Patents and the Rise of Misuse Doctrine ..................... 977
B. Arrival of Patent Misuse to Copyright Law ................. 977
1.  Lasercomb and the Establishment of Copyright
M isuse  ................................................................... 977
2.   Subsequent Application of Copyright Misuse ....... 977
3.   Commonalities and Confusion in Copyright
M isuse  ................................................................... 977
IV. CONTRACTUAL PROHIBITIONS ON REVERSE
ENGINEERING OF SOFTWARE ............................................... 977
*  This Comment was selected as the recipient of the 2004 Howrey Simon Arnold
& White LLP Award for the most outstanding note or comment in the area of intellectual
property.

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