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Legal Protection of Computer Software (5th edition)

ISBN: 978-1845924508

21 October 2009

This useful book now in its fifth edition was published last year but is still fully up to date (to 1 March 2008). Written by Professor David Bainbridge, emeritus professor at Aston University, it covers all areas of computer law and is a very readable paperback which would be a useful addition to the library shelves of many commercial lawyers, even if they only rarely have to look at the law in this field.

It has chapters on copyright law, copyright and computer programs, non-textual copying, copyright in databases, database right, copyright in the information society, protection of computer graphics, patent law, patents and software, confidentiality and software and competition law and software. It includes as appendices the EU software directive (wrongly named on the contents page as the database directive), database directive, copyright harmonisation directive, draft software patents directive (which has not made much headway) and an appendix with useful websites and link...

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