CONST’L RIGHT TO RE?
Several US Supreme Court decisions suggest there is a federal constitutional interest in reverse eng’g that state law cannot override
RE necessary to “promote progress of Science & useful Arts”
RE software = analysis of text; may be 1st A right to engage in study, analysis, learning
Are there restrictions on what Congress can do? (DMCA may be unconstitutional as applied to scientific researchers)
Send Felten & me examples of key innovations from RE