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Legal protection of computer software

Ranald Robertson

Legal protection of computer software

by Ranald Robertson

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Published by Longman in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: Stephenson Harwood.

StatementRanald Robertson.
SeriesLongman practitioner series
ContributionsStephenson Harwood (Firm)
The Physical Object
Pagination(220)p. ;
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22176737M
ISBN 100851216846

Secretary’ as well as other legal and professional journals along with the aid of reference books related to the subject. l Software and Business Method Trademarks l Introduction to Trademarks l The rationale of protection of trademark as (a) an aspect of commercial and (b) of consumer rights l Definition and concept of Trademarks. ix. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 2, results for Books: Computers & Technology: History & Culture: Computer & Internet Law.

Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, 31 HARV. J.L. & TECH. (SPECIAL ISSUE) (). 2. This conflict is discussed in much greater detail in two books I co-authored: JONATHAN BAND & MASANOBU KATOH, INTERFACES ON .   Generally Computer software which does not have a technical effect is protected under copyright law. For a copyright protection, computer software needs to be original and sufficient effort and skill must be put into impart it originality.

It is submitted that the narrow protection afforded to computer software under the law of copyright as in Altai1 reflects the correct balance between the need to encourage creative work and also to ensure that an undue monopoly which restricts free use and development of ideas is not created. This is especially important given the fact that the. works under the law, whether title 17 or the common law or statutes of a State, in effect on Decem , as held applicable and construed by a court in an action brought under this title.9 I.D. The CONTU Recommendations CONTU held extensive hearings not only on protection of computer software but also photocopying and computer databases.


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Apple. Android. Windows Phone. Android. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone : Richard Morgan. A guide to the law of intellectual property as it affects computer software, the book identifies the problems that are commonly encountered and offers workable solutions.

It covers matters of copyright, the protection of ideas, trademarks, contractual protection and patents. Bainbridge starts his book with his view that "at one time, the protection of computer software against unauthorised copying, distribution or use was not a significant one".

He recognises that national and international IP laws have been ill-equipped to provide protection. Computer software can be protected under copyright patent or trade secret law, or under some combination of these.

This appendix briefly reviews these forms of protection, with emphasis on applications to computer software. A related, sui generis, form of protection for semicon-ductorchip mask designs is provided via the Semiconduc-tor Chip. COPYRIGHT PROTECTION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE.

According to the law, to obtain legal protection, the work of authorship has to be the original creation of an author expressed in a certain form. Only such concrete form which expresses the originality is. This note considers the nature of computer software and the legal protection available for it under UK law.

It focuses on the application of the law of copyright to software, but also briefly considers other intellectual property rights which might be relevant. Legal Protection of Software - A Detailed Overview.

Intellectual property is an intrinsic part of the modern economy. We have discussed trademarks in all forms be it color or smell, discussed copyright and its infringements; and highlighted the importance of having a. Getting legal protection for your IP software is a complex process. Start the process with a competent lawyer on your side.

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Buy Legal Protection of Computer Software: Information Technology 5Rev Ed by David Bainbridge (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: 1. Computer Software: Protection/Liability/Law/Forms discusses issues relating to computer software and the often–obscure intersections between intellectual property law and contract, tax, and consumer law.

This work: • Explains the legal, business, and tax issues affecting software-related dealings. A piece of computer software comprises a program, which is a series of instructions expressed in code, intended to cause a particular result when used in computer hardware.

Computer programs are afforded copyright protection as a category of literary work and enjoy copyright protection under ss 1(1) and 3(1)(b) CDPA The Organisation justifies the need for legal protection by reference to the volume of investment in computer software, the expected developments in the uses of computer software, the incentive to disclose the technology implicit in computer software, the security required for trade based on the use of computer software and the general vulnerability of computer software, in view of the case with which it may be copied and relayed.

WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use Brief History of the Protection of Computer Programs During the s and the first half of the s, intensive international discussions regarding the protection of computer software.

Legal protection of computer software 1. Legal Protection ofComputer Software Olli PitkänenLL.M. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)• Copyright – Automatic international protection for expressions of creative works• 3.

IPR in software• Special problems in applying old regimes to novel. Computer software is usually protected by the encryption of software codes to such software or legally, by registering the software under the laws governing patents and trademarks.

However, software rights owners have a strong interest in obtaining protection for more than the computer program’s literal code. For example, a program’s non-literal elements, such as its user interface, can be more valuable than the literal code Legal Protection of Software, Practical Law Practice Note ().

rather than any particular expression of that idea.8 Trade Secret law is one of the most widely used forms of legal protection for intellectual property interests in computer software. Numerous courts of a variety of U.S. jurisdictions have ruled that trade secret properly protects computer software.

Legal rules relating to other types of works such as novels and plays were applied with little adaption to computer software. The chaotic expansion of protection caused by the transfer of these preexisting rules to the computer programming field continues to worry many computer scientists.

In the s and s, there were extensive discussions on whether the patent system, the copyright system, or a sui generis system, should provide protection for computer software.

These discussions resulted in the generally accepted principle that computer programs should be protected by copyright, whereas apparatus using computer software or software-related inventions should be protected.

CACDociimentNo THELEGALPROTECTIONOFCOMPUTERSOFTWARE by -^andRichardMichaelFischl-^* October^+ CenterforAdvancedComputation.The law is unclear as to whether transient copies – such as those cached when transmitting digital content, or temporary copies in a computer’s RAM – are “fixed” for the purposes of copyright law.

The Ninth Circuit has held that “A derivative work must be fixed to be protected under the Act, but not to infringe.” In Apple v.The Community's legal framework on the protection of computer programs can accordingly in the first instance be limited to establishing that Member States should accord protection to computer programs under copyright law as literary works and, further, to establishing who and what should be protected, the exclusive rights on which protected.