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Authors

Michael W. Mihm

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Note presents an overview of the existing legal means of protecting proprietary interests in computer software that are perceived as inadequate by the software industry. An analysis of Vault v. Quaid follows, and this Note concludes that current state-enacted shrink-wrap license enforcement acts that would supplement the existing legal means of protecting software from unauthorized copying are preempted by the federal Copyright Act, and thus software developers are left to rely on the remaining, albeit inadequate, means of protection.

First Page

531

Last Page

563

Publication Date

5-1-1988

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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