Comments on the Proposed Defense and Federal Acquisition Regulations
Final technical rept.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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This paper compares and contrasts the softwaredata rights sections Subpart 27.4 of the DoD procurement regulations DoD FAR SUPP and the Federal Acquisition Regulations FAR. The regulations currently in force, as well as recently proposed revisions to those regulations, are examined. Criticisms are made of the DoD regulations, as well as suggestions as to how those regulations could be brought more in line with procurement related legislation, intellectual property law and general commercial practice within the software industry. Inconsistencies and ambiguities found in Subpart 27.4 of the DoD acquisition regulations are discussed at some length. A recommendation is made that the DoD adopt a regulatory policy more like that found in the FAR.
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