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ERIC Number: ED163983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Additional Views on Computer Software.
Hersey, John
Arguments presented against securing computer programs by copyright are centered on the question of whether computer programs qualify under the U.S. Constitutional meaning as "works of authorship," which may be protected by copyright. The possibility that the protection of computer programs by copyright might have an undesirable impact on the national culture is suggested, and the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) is urged to consider whether any additional protection for programs is in fact needed. If CONTU decides that it is, an alternative form of protection outside copyright is recommended; a tentative draft of a statute for such protection of computer software is attached. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Commission on New Technological Uses
Note: For related documents, see IR 006 660 and 669-671