SD Times: Coders are from Mars, courts are from Venus
Do new trade secret laws challenge the application life-cycle management and DevOps status quo? Read Sebastian Holt's post published by SDTimes regarding the Defense of Trade Secrets Act: Coders are from Mars, courts are from Venus
"...So all appears good for the software developer, right? Appearances are in fact deceiving here for us as well, because the way the new law is written, applications have been stripped of every protection granted under the DTSA. In fact, it explicitly excludes reverse-engineering as an improper means. The DTSA states that Improper Means does not include “reverse-engineering, independent derivation, or any other lawful means of acquisition.” Even worse for protecting your IP, the exclusion of reverse-engineered software is intentional...." Read the complete article here: Guest View: Coders are from Mars, courts are from Venus.