Interfaces on Trial 2.0
by Jonathan Band, Masanobu Katoh
Publisher: The MIT Press 2011
Number of pages: 247
This book -- a follow-up to Band and Katoh's successful 1995 book Interfaces on Trial -- examines the debates surrounding the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry in the last fifteen years.
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