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Interfaces on Trial 2.0$
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Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015004

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015004.001.0001

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Copyright Cases in U.S. Courts

Copyright Cases in U.S. Courts

(p.21) 2 Copyright Cases in U.S. Courts
Interfaces on Trial 2.0

Jonathan Band

Masanobu Katoh

The MIT Press

This chapter examines copyright cases in U.S. relevant to the interoperability debate. These cases include Lotus v. Borland, Bateman v. Mnemonics, and Softel v. Dragon Medical. This chapter analyzes the case law concerning the protectability of program elements necessary for interoperability and the copyright concern of software developers about the potential liability for infringements committed in the process of uncovering these elements.

Keywords:   copyright cases, U.S., interoperability debate, Lotus v. Borland, Bateman v. Mnemonics, Softel v. Dragon Medical, case law, program elements, infringements

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