Topic Category: I.P. - Commentary
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Derclaye's two-part article begins with a comparison of the Software Directive 91/250 and the 1976 Copyright Act, and the protection they offer to computer programs. Part Two goes on to examine the different approaches to protecting the copyright of software in the US and Europe. These differences are shown in relation to the definition of computer programs and originality. The author attempts to aid European judges by discussing a test which can decide whether to use American precedents. E.I.P.R. 2000, 22(1), 7-16
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