ERIC Number: ED022507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-1
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Report on the Application of Copyright on Computer Usage.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
This report begins with a general discussion of copyright and computer ust that gives background information upon which the findings of the National Academy of Sciences panel are based. The panel concluded that: (1) computer information processing is of growing importance and involves dealing with copyrightable material, (2) the copyright revision bill does not deal directly with many aspects of computer information processing, and enacting it into law in its current form could lead to diffuculties of interpretation, (3) further study of the copyright issue is recommended, and the creation of a study commission on copyright law is proposed. The final section of the report deals with specific problems which could result from the passage of this bill. Topics discussed include: the according of copyright to computer programs, reach of a copyright on computer programs, input copying in a machine-language representation, on-demand distributing libraries, computer-assisted instruction systems, computer preparation of derivative works, and rights in the results of computer programs. (JB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers, Copyrights, Information Processing, Information Utilization, Legal Problems, Legislation
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-178-367,MF $.65, HC $3.00).
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.