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ERIC Number: ED163985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Report of the Software Subcommittee to the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works.
National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC.
The Software Subcommittee of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) has proposed some changes in the new copyright law to provide specific protection for computer programs. The rationale for this recommendation includes (1) the necessity for some form of protection to encourage the creation and broad distribution of computer programs in a competitive market; (2) copyright protection is more uniform and cost effective than other forms of protection for intellectual property, e.g., trade secrecy; and (3) clarification of the rights of computer program copyright holders and potential users is needed. Legal implications of the proposed new Section 117 (to replace Section 117 of Title 17 as enacted) are discussed. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Commission on New Technological Uses
Note: For related documents, see IR 006 660 and 669-671