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
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