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Reuters/CNET News: Lawsuit: Software Should Not be Copyrighted

Dec 14, 2004, 23:30 (7 Talkback[s])


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"Computer software should not be protected by copyright laws designed for music, literature and other creative works, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court in San Francisco.

"Intellectual-property consultant Greg Aharonian hopes to convince the court that software makers can protect their products adequately through patents, which provide more comprehensive protection but are difficult to obtain and expire in a shorter period of time..."

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