"Microsoft v. AT&T: Liability under Section 271(f) for exporting software," Bret A. Hrivnak, Esq.

Bret Hrivnak summarized this imporant case in which AT&T insisted that interpreting §271(f) to concern only copies physically sent from the United States, and not any master for subsequent copying, would create a “loophole” for software makers to avoid liability under §271(f). The Court acknowledged that this apparent loophole is properly left for Congress to consider and address, if necessary.