n Without Prejudice - Is there copyright in a computer language : intellectual property
|Article Title||Is there copyright in a computer language : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Apr 2013|
It's well known that computer programmes enjoy copyright protection - many have also been patented, but that's another story. The South African Copyright Act has protected computer programmes as a specific category of work since 1992; prior to that they were protected as 'literary works'. A computer programme is defined in the Act as 'a set of instructions fixed or stored in any manner and which, when used directly or indirectly in a computer, directs its operation to bring about a result.'
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