Issue No. 01 - January-March (1982 vol. 2)
"purloining" object code from a ROM is probably not an infringement of US copyright law. However, it is unfair, and there is ample ground for legal action preventig it.
Richard Stern, Jeffrey Squires, "Can We Stop Software Theft?", IEEE Micro, vol. 2, no. , pp. 12-25, January-March 1982, doi:10.1109/MM.1982.290943