Software Copyright Law: Can Europe Learn from American Case Law?

European Intellectual Property Review pp. 7-16, 56-68, 2000

Posted: 20 May 2008

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Estelle Derclaye

University of Nottingham, School of law

Abstract

Comparison of how Software Directive 91/250 and 1976 US Copyright Act provide protection for computer programs, considering differences in legal text and policy issues in relation to definition of 'computer program' and scope of protection.

Keywords: software, copyright, computer program, europe, usa, comparison, originality, infringement test

Suggested Citation

Derclaye, Estelle, Software Copyright Law: Can Europe Learn from American Case Law?. European Intellectual Property Review pp. 7-16, 56-68, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1133638

Estelle Derclaye (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham, School of law ( email )

Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

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