[SIGCIS-Members] History of intellectual property in computing?

Gerardo Con Diaz condiaz at post.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 27 20:14:39 PDT 2016


Hello William,

I'm writing a history of software patenting in the United States, so this
message thread has made my day.

You'll find very detailed bibliographical data on IP and software in the
footnotes to the two articles of mine that Nathan mentioned in an earlier
email. A third article called "The Text in the Machine" has an actual
bibliography that may interest you. It's coming out in this month's issue
of Technology and Culture.

*Additional Historical Scholarship*
Martin Campbell Kelly's article, "Not All Bad"
Chris Kelty's essay, "Inventing Copyleft," in the edited volume "Making and
Unmaking Intellectual Property" (ed. Biagioli et al)
Kevin Driscoll's article, "Professional Work for Nothing," on the Gates
open letter that Eric mentioned

*Legal scholarship*
Pamela Samuelson's essay, "The Strange Trajectory of Software as an
Intellectual property," in the edited volume "Making and Unmaking
Intellectual Property) (ed. Biagioli et al)
Andrea Bonaccorsi's article, "From Protecting Texts to Protecting Objects
in Biotechnology and Software"
Maureen O'Rourke's article, "The Story of Diamond v. Diehr," in the edited
volume IP Stories (ed. Ginsburg et al)
James Bessen's article, "A Generation of Software Patents"

*Classroom resources*
The Oyez project (oyez.org) has audio recording of arguments delivered at
the Supreme Court. The arguments for Gottschalk v. Benson and Diamond v.
Diehr would be good material for a class discussion.
A database called "The Making of Modern Law" (
http://www.gale.com/moml-us-supreme-court-records-and-briefs/) has briefs
for the cases filed at the Supreme Court.
If your students are interested in seeing what companies today think about
software patents, you can direct them to the SCOTUSBlog's coverage of Alice
v. CLS. (
http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/alice-corporation-pty-ltd-v-cls-bank-international/)
They'll find there briefs filed by companies such as Google, Netflix, and
so on.

Best,
Con





On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Henry E Lowood <lowood at stanford.edu> wrote:

> I have missed it, but I don’t think anyone mentioned:
>
>
>
> Casey O'Donnell, "Production Protection to Copy(right) Protection: From
> the 10NES to DVDs", *IEEE Annals of the History of Computing*, vol. 31,
> no. , pp. 54-63, July-Sept. 2009, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.49
>
>
>
> Henry
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> *From:* Members [mailto:members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] *On Behalf Of *Virginia
> Kleist
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 27, 2016 3:50 PM
> *To:* Sigcis <members at sigcis.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [SIGCIS-Members] History of intellectual property in
> computing?
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>
>
> Hi!
>
>
>
> I would suggest that the history of the Amazon one-click patent decision
> might be applicable.  Although some have argued that this one-click
> checkout was obvious, Amazon obtained patent US 5960411 for the one-click
> checkout methodology in the US in 1999 (although ultimately not in Canada
> or Europe).  The patent was obtained fairly early in the electronic
> commerce boomlet, and then other firms in the US were perhaps subsequently
> handicapped by its application, such as Barnes and Noble.  It is said that
> they earn payments even today from Apple for their use of this patented
> approach.
>
>
>
> http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-federal-circuit/1453970.html
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__caselaw.findlaw.com_us-2Dfederal-2Dcircuit_1453970.html&d=CwMFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=-mYf2boSLi8mjGfKt9bDT4Q5NrHGAvjJYKeFJ9Q2wz0&m=8eJ-52Qv3WOASlLGyQS2G5zg9K8P21eXHmJgXZZSDDc&s=wdRlAmHtiLwcQLmL-TWWhJCsEtoHQsXFv41WUhobq_s&e=>
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> AMAZON COM INC v. BARNESANDNOBLE COM INC LLC | FindLaw
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__caselaw.findlaw.com_us-2Dfederal-2Dcircuit_1453970.html&d=CwMFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=-mYf2boSLi8mjGfKt9bDT4Q5NrHGAvjJYKeFJ9Q2wz0&m=8eJ-52Qv3WOASlLGyQS2G5zg9K8P21eXHmJgXZZSDDc&s=wdRlAmHtiLwcQLmL-TWWhJCsEtoHQsXFv41WUhobq_s&e=>
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> caselaw.findlaw.com
>
> Case opinion for US Federal Circuit AMAZON COM INC v. BARNESANDNOBLE COM
> INC LLC. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.
>
> Thanks the the always interesting posts.  Best, Virginia
>
>
>
> */* *Virginia Franke Kleist, Ph.D.*
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> *From:* Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of McMillan,
> William W <william.mcmillan at cuaa.edu>
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:25 AM
> *To:* Sigcis
> *Subject:* [SIGCIS-Members] History of intellectual property in computing?
>
>
>
> Greetings, SIGCIS.
>
> I'm looking for historical sources on the development of intellectual
> property principles and practices to use in a graduate computer science
> class.
>
> Of course, there is plenty of information on IP in IT and the history of
> IP in general, but I would like to find sources that tell a story across
> the development of computing in particular and relate it to other factors
> in technology and society.
>
> Also, any syllabus examples or suggestions would be very welcome.
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
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-- 
*Gerardo Con Diaz*
Assistant Professor
Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis
www.condiaz.com
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