hobbs writes: "The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Sony,
suing Connectix (Bleem) for reverse engineering their
PlayStation BIOS. This wasn't about copyright, just
reverse engineering, which the courts say fell under
"fair use". CNET
I find this interesting in the States since reverse engineering here is not usually well accepted/protected legally." This seems like a small clearing in the creeping intellectual property tangle. Of course, that law suit probably wasn't any help to Bleem, despite the outcome. [Updated 3rd Oct 0:13 GMT by timothy] Thanks to the several readers who have pointed out by e-mail or in comments, as Kufat does, that "Bleem is not made by connectix. Connectix makes Virtual Game Station; Bleem is a competitor to VGS."