Homework #3 Ethics

Homework #3 Ethics - Homework #3 Review Questions 1-10 pg...

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Homework #3 Review Questions 1-10 pg 255-256 Chpt 8 1. Intellectual property is an intangible form of property that is protected by a system of laws such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets through which authors and inventors are given ownership rights over their creative works. 2. The main difference between tangible property and intellectual property is that tangible property is basically an object in nature that an individual can own such as land, automobiles, and articles of clothing. Intellectual property is ownership over a non- tangible creative work or invention, which are the manifestations or expressions of ideas. 3. The expression “intellectual object” basically means something that is non-exclusionary such as a software program. 4. Initially computer programs were not eligible for patent protection or copyright law because of confusions surrounding the nature or programming code and the fact that programming code is not exactly expressed in a tangible medium as most literary works
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 418 taught by Professor Dudley during the Spring '08 term at Towson.

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Homework #3 Ethics - Homework #3 Review Questions 1-10 pg...

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