Accession Number : ADA259599


Title :   Intellectual Property in Computing: (How) Should Software Be Protected? An Industry Perspective


Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Ernst, Michael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259599.pdf


Report Date : May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The future of the software industry is today being shaped in the courtroom. Most discussions of intellectual property to date, however, have been frames as debates about how the existing law-promulgated long before the computer revolution-should be applied to software. This memo is the transcript of a panel discussion on what forms of legal protection should apply to software to best serve both the industry and society in general. After addressing that question we can consider what laws would bring this about.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *COPYRIGHTS , ALGORITHMS , INDUSTRIES , COMPUTERS , INTERFACES , ADDRESSING , PANELS , PROTECTION , FRAMES , PATENTS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE