Computer Law 484
Professor Richard H. Stern
Course Syllabus by Chapters and Subchapters, With Links



Syllabus Based on Table of Contents of
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: CASES AND MATERIALS ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND RELATED SUBJECT MATTER

(Vers. 0.11 - January 2004)


SUMMARY TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Relation of Proprietary Rights in Software to Intellectual Property Law

Chapter 2: Copyright Protection of Software: "Writings of Authors" and "Original Works of Authorship"

Chapter 3: Copyright Protection of Software: Reproducing "Copies" of Works

Chapter 4: Copyright Protection of Software: Functionality, Constraints, and Merger of Idea and Expression

Chapter 5: Copyright Protection of Software: Noncode and Nonliteral Aspects of Computer Programs--When Does One Computer Program Infringe the Copyright in Another Computer Program Even Though the Codes Are Different?

Chapter 6: Copyright Protection Against Derivative-Work Versons of Computer Programs and Web Pages — Fair Use — Reverse Engineering

Chapter 7: Patent Protection of Software: Introduction to Software-Patent Cases

Chapter 8: Patent Protection of Software: Statutory Subject Matter in the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit

Chapter 9: Patent Protection of Software: Patentability Issues Other Than Statutory Subject Matter

Chapter 10: Patent Protection of Software: Infringement Issues

Chapter 11: Preemption of State Law Protection of Software by Federal Intellectual Property Law

Chapter 12: Limitations on Rights, Misuse, and Abusive Enforcement of Rights

Chapter 13: Sui generis Protection of Software


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