Lecture17-2 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328,...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 17 Software as Intellectual Property
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2 Issues for Protecting Software Property Rights What are some of the main issues in protecting software property rights? (Class discussion)
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3 Copyright Others cannot reproduce or distribute copies of a copyrighted work. Software developers can use copyright to prevent others from copying the software without permission. Copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.
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4 Problems with Copyright for software An idea cannot be copyrighted--only the expression of the idea. 1. Is source code copyrightable? Why or why not? 1. Are algorithms copyrightable? Why or why not? 1. What might be a problem for companies based on the above distinction between source code and algorithms?
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5 Copyright infringement It may be difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement for software. Which of the following are copyright infringements?
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Lecture17-2 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328,...

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