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Choosing the Right Software Protection
March/April 1993 (vol. 10 no. 2)
pp. 91-93

Three forms of intellectual property protection-trade secrecy, copyrights, and patents-are discussed. Deciding how to use and possibly combine these forms of protection depends on the nature of the protection needed and the ways in which the software will be distributed. It is argued that the more important the software is to a company and the more significant technologically it is to the industry, the more crucial a solid protection strategy becomes.

Index Terms:
copy protection; industrial property; security of data; software protection; intellectual property protection; trade secrecy; copyrights; patents
Citation:
"Choosing the Right Software Protection," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 91-93, March-April 1993, doi:10.1109/MS.1993.10017
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