Accession Number:

AD0743290

Title:

Protection of Computer Programs - A Dilemma.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

205.0

Abstract:

Computer programs, as legitimate original inventions or creative written expressions, are entitled to patent or copyright protection. Understanding the legal implications of this concept is crucial to both computer programmers and their employers in our increasingly computer-oriented or technological way of life. The topics discussed in this report include the following Background of copyrights and patents Copyrights and patents distinguished Assignments, licenses and magazine rights The computer industry, patents and copyrights Employer-employee relations Copyright and the programmer Patentability of computer programs and Third generation protection.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE