Software Linking as Alteration: Framework for Assessment under the European Copyright Law
PhD student: Mr P. Honkasalo
Promotor: Mrs Prof A. Firth
Duration: 28/9/2009 - 27/9/2012
PhD defence: Surrey, 30/4/2012
The primary purpose of my research is by investigating and defining realms of the notion alteration analyse the limits of copyright protection in software industry. Consequently, the questions I will study are how the requirement for substantial incorporation of protected material with regard to computer programs has been formulated and applied, and how the said requirement could be formulated and applied. The research goals relate to the interaction between legal and technological development as well as the functioning of European legislation in the field.