Section 102 of the Copyright Act has been receiving quite some attention in legal commentary recently. Professor Pamela Samuelson authored an article challenging the influential Nimmer treatise’s interpretation of subsection 102(b) and Nimmer’s restrictive reading of Baker v. Selden. (William Patry has commented in his blog on Samuelson’s article.) In a recent paper, Professor Dan Burk is discussing the application of section 102(b) to copyrightability of methods. Read more about Section 102(b) and negative categories of copyright subject matter
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