Access To Computer Programs Under The DMCA


Dennis S. Karjala


VOL. XXV • Symposium Issue • NO. 4 (table of contents)

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25 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 641


The author explores the convergences between technology and information in the critical area of computer programs and the DMCA. Examining recent attempts to raise protected access control measures under the DMCA to non-communication related content, he demonstrates that not all fears of unlimited expansion of copyright are justified. To the contrary, courts are showing a remarkable sensitivity to the problem.

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Dennis S. Karjala has a B.S.E. from Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Karjala joined the College of Law at Arizona State University in January 1978 as Associate Professor, after five years of private practice in San Francisco. He has been a Professor of Law since the fall of 1981 and currently holds the Jack E. Brown Chair. His teaching and research are primarily in the area of intellectual property law, especially copyright and the application of intellectual property law to digital technologies. Other areas of teaching and earlier writing include corporate and securities law and federal income taxation.

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