Bibliography On Intellectual Property Rights

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Contents Page Overview of intellectual property rights and how it relates to Computing 3 Introduction 3 What are Intellectual rights? 3 What is Patent? 4 What is copyright? 4 Why patent over copyright 5 Patentability for and against 5 Work arounds 6 Overview of intellectual property rights and how it relates to Computing Introduction An ongoing debate is rife in the world of law as to whether computing has its own law. However this debate had risen to both national and international levels before it was quelled by individuals such as Judge Frank Easterbrook, who stated in a ground-breaking paper that there is no such thing as computer law (Easterbrook, 1996). What is commonly called computer law actually refers to a myriad of connected concepts that exist in current case law, and said laws are subsequently applied to the claiming of intellectual rights for technologies of computer software, e-mail, security theorems and the Internet and other such networks. An offshoot of this debate has been further calls for clarification as to the specific nature of intellectual protection of software, an example of which is the EU directive draft on the Patentability of software and other computer-based inventions. The draft is being discussed in order to unify the interpretation of the national patentability requirements and despite it being rejected in 2005, the very existence of this draft highlights the complex nature that enshrouds how software is perceived and subsequently
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