Software copyright is the extension of copyright law to machine-readable
software. ... Historically, computer programs were not effectively protected by
The law relating to the patentability of software is still not harmonized
internationally, but some countries have embraced the patentability of computer
Computer software is protected by copyright law and international copyright
treaties as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.
Before widely-marketed software, it was easy to protect by a contract or license
agreement any computer program that was being marketed. While a contract ...
One form of protection is arguably better than the other and there are vehement ...
Case law has often classified computer software as falling within the statutory ...
In addition, the basic tenet of copyright law is that copyright will protect only the ...
In addition, obtaining a patent on computer software can be an expensive ...
If you publish computer software, the single most important legal protection ... But
many software authors don't take advantage of its protections, and risk finding ...
Freibrun focuses his practice in computer/information technology law, Internet
law and intellectual property protection, ... Intellectual property rights are at the
foundation of the software industry. ... Each affords a different type of legal
On the European level, Directive 2009/24 seeks to harmonise Member States'
legislation in the field of legal protection of computer programs by defining a ...
What is the Law Regarding Software Piracy? ... like most creative works, such as
books, music, and films, computer software is protected by U.S. copyright laws.