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1207.1 Limitation on Exclusive Rights: Reverse Engineering

1207.1 Limitation on Exclusive Rights: Reverse Engineering


Chapter 9 permits reverse engineering of a mask work “solely for the purposes of teaching, analyzing, or evaluating the concepts or techniques embodied in the mask work or in the circuitry, logic flow, or organization of components used in the mask work.” The person who performs legitimate reverse engineering can incorporate the results in an original mask work intended for distribution. 17 U.S.C. § 906 (A).