In its 2009 Symposium Issue, the John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law published an essay by Professor Dennis Karjala entitled, “Access to Computer Programs Under the DMCA.”
In it, Karjala, the Jack E. Brown Professor of Law and a Faculty Fellow in the College’s Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, explored the convergences between technology and information in the critical area of computer programs and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He concluded that copyright is not designed to protect any particular business model, even one the copyright owner believes will maximize income by controlling the use of copies.
To read the essay, click here.
Karjala's work in intellectual property, specifically copyright law, is internationally recognized and complemented by his facility in written and spoken Japanese. He joined the College in 1978, and teaches courses in property law, copyright, international intellectual property and intellectual property in cyberspace. He recently completed a sabbatical in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he taught courses in United States and international intellectual property at the Law Faculty of the Comenius University.