Sega Enterprises vs. Accolade, Inc.
9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 8 August 1992
DISASSEMBLY OF PRODUCT LEGAL - EXAMPLE OF FAIR USE
CRITERIA FOR DISASSEMBLY AS A VALID TOOL:
- any exploitation of disassembly is indirect or derivative
- cannot be examined without copying or disassembly
- ideas "taken" do not compose the whole product
- does not compete but instead promotes diversity