ERIC Number: ED163994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Protection of Computer Software: An Industrial Survey.
Miller, Richard I.
A survey was commissioned to establish a baseline on the present modes of legal protection employed by the computer software industry. Questionnaires were distributed to 308 member companies of the Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO), and 116 responses were returned. Results indicated that (1) business executives typically rely upon technological resourcefulness rather than law to protect computer programs; (2) the development of new programs is only minimally dependent upon the availability of legal protection; and (3) the larger the company and the more general the program the more important is the law. Appendices include a table of copyright legal cases, a bibliography, and survey questionnaires. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harbridge House, Inc., Boston, MA.