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Interfaces on Trial 2.0

Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh


We live in an interoperable world. Computer hardware and software products from different manufacturers can exchange data within local networks and around the world using the Internet. The competition enabled by this compatibility between devices has led to fast-paced innovation and prices low enough to allow ordinary users to command extraordinary computing capacity. This book investigates an often overlooked factor in the development of today’s interoperabilty: the evolution of copyright law. Because software is copyrightable, copyright law determines the rules for competition in the informa ... More

Keywords: computer hardware, software, Internet, compatibility between devices, innovation, computing capacity, interoperabilty, copyright

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015004
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Band, author

Masanobu Katoh, author