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Copyright law and computer programs the role of communication in legal structure by Jisuk Woo

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English



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  • Copyright -- Computer programs -- United States.,
  • Copyright -- Computer programs -- Social aspects.,
  • Copyright -- Computer programs -- Language.

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StatementJisuk Woo.
SeriesTransnational business and corporate culture
LC ClassificationsKF3024.C6 W66 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL46631M
ISBN 100815334710
LC Control Number99045885

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: Software, Copyright, and Competition: The Look and Feel of the Law (): Clapes, Anthony L.: BooksAuthor: Anthony Lawrence Clapes. If you lawfully own a computer program, you may sell or transfer that lawful copy together with a lawfully made backup copy of the software, but you may not sell the backup copy alone. We have been made aware of websites that are offering to sell “backup” copies of software via download over the Internet or in a custom-burned CD-R format. This means that, without the author doing any more than simply creating the computer program and storing it on a hard disk or floppy disk, the program is protected by the copyright law. In other words, a computer program is automatically copyrighted from the moment the programmer saves the file to disk. 93 rows  RAM ("working memory") copies of computer programs are governed by copyright. Apple .

  Knowing how to copyright a book — the right way — is something that scares the crap out of most authors! After all, if you get it wrong, someone could steal your work and pass it off as their own. It’s practically an author’s worst nightmare – for good reason. A lot of us get caught up in a confusing haze of copyright laws. Publishers of works such as a star registry may register a claim to copyright in the text of the volume [or book] containing the names the registry has assigned to stars, and perhaps the compilation of data; but such a registration would not extend protection to any of the individual star names appearing therein. Dealing in parallel-imported copies of any copyright work (except computer software products), importing them for dealing, importing or possessing parallel-imported copies of movies, television dramas, musical sound recordings or musical visual recordings for playing or showing in public is a criminal offence during the 15 months commencing from the work's first publication anywhere in the world. Intellectual property for software is computer code or software protected by law under either a copyright, trademark, trade secret, or software patent. Why Intellectual Property for Software Is Important. Software innovation is valuable to individuals, start-ups, and businesses. The law is the best way to protect material such as software. To.

For example, computer databases and computer programs are considered to be “literary work” to the extent that they reflect the programmer’s expression of original ideas. Computer software is also considered a “literary work” and is thus given all of the protections of the copyright law. Current fair-use interpretations of the application of copyright law to copyrighted and protected computer software applications are based primarily on the 9th circuit court of appeals cases Galoob toys v. Nintendo and Sega v. Accolade industries. In the US, Computer programs are considered to be literary works (Apple v Franklin), 17 U.S.C. § 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. (a) the use of the computer program in conjunction with a computer for the purpose, and to the extent, for which the computer program has been obtained; and (b) archival purposes and for the replacement of the lawfully owned copy of the computer program in the event that the lawfully obtained copy of the computer program is lost, destroyed or.