Reserved Words in Program Not Protected by Copyright

14 World Intellectual Property Report 3-4

2 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2015

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Mallesons Jaques

Independent

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

The High Court of Australia has affirmed the decision of the Federal Court (Powerflex Services Pty Ltd v. Data Access Corporation (No 2) (1997) 75 FCR 108) that certain reserved words in the Dataflex system of computer programs are not protected by copyright as computer programs or as a substantial part of the Dataflex system. (Data Access Corporation v Powerflex Services Pty Ltd, unreported, M113/1997, 30 September 1999)

Keywords: Reserved Words, Computer Program, Copyright, Intellectual Property

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania and Jaques, Mallesons, Reserved Words in Program Not Protected by Copyright (2000). 14 World Intellectual Property Report 3-4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664413

Tania Voon (Contact Author)

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Mallesons Jaques

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