Accession Number : ADA259963
Title : Intellectual Property and Software: The Assumptions are Broken.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
Personal Author(s) : Davis, Randall
Report Date : Nov 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 24
Abstract : In March 1991 the World Intellectual Property Organization held an international symposium attended primarily by lawyers, to discuss the questions that artificial intelligence poses for intellectual property law (i.e., copyright and patents). This is an edited version of a talk presented there, which argues that AI poses few problems in the near term and that almost all the truly challenging issues arise instead from software in general. The talk was an attempt to bridge the gap between the legal community and the software community, to explain why existing concepts and categories in intellectual property law present such difficult problems for software, and why software as a technology breaks several important assumptions underlying intellectual property law....Intellectual property, Symposium, Property law, Issues, Problems, Assumptions.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *CREATIVITY , *INTELLIGENCE(HUMANS) , *INTERNATIONAL LAW , ORGANIZATIONS , COPYRIGHTS , ATTORNEYS , COMMUNITIES , PATENTS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE