Legal experts said the battle over whether techies can take apart freely distributed hardware and write separate software
applications raises interesting questions in the Digital Age, many of which are still being hashed out across the country. In some
jurisdictions, the right to reverse engineer hardware for certain purposes has been well-protected. And attempts by a company
to assert that simply using its hardware triggers a license agreement raises questions about enforceability, according to a report at SiliconValley.com.
October 5, 2000