Copyright Designs and Patents Act of 1988


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Copyright Designs and Patents Act of 1988
  1. To protect the rights of those who create and produce material based on original ideas
    1. Intellectual Property
      1. Avoids higher prices for those who but legally and encourages software houses to be innovative
      2. Copyright
        1. Comes into effect immediately as soon as something is 'fixed' in someway
          1. No official register for copyright, but it is a good idea to mark work with the copyright symbol, your name and the date
            1. Type of work protected
              1. Original literary works
                1. Original dramatic works
                  1. Original musical works
                    1. Original artistic works
                      1. Published editions of works
                        1. sound recordings
                          1. films, including videos
                            1. podcasts/ broadcasts
                            2. Does not protect ideas, it protects the way in which it is expressed
                            3. Website copyright conditions
                              1. Copyright also covers the content on websites
                                1. copyright information often shown in the 'conditions of use' or 'copyright statement'
                                  1. Copyright statements might be attached as a footnote to electronically stored materials and school web pages.
                                  2. Software piracy
                                    1. involves the illegal copying of computer software.
                                      1. Individuals borrowing CDs or software and putting it on their own computer
                                        1. Professional criminals making copies in bulk and selling them through illegal outlets
                                        2. End User License Agreement (EULA)
                                          1. Purchaser does not 'own' the software but has purchased the right to use it
                                            1. Single User
                                              1. can only be loaded onto one machine
                                              2. Multi User
                                                1. bought for a certain number of users
                                                2. Site license
                                                  1. bought for everyone on that that site or in an office to use the software.
                                              3. Copyright issues
                                                1. Technical solutions - giving each copy of the software a digital signature
                                                  1. Enforcement - taking court action against an individual or an organisation
                                                    1. Education - to alert people to the indirect costs that resulted from software piracy
                                                      1. Abandon copyright - software should be seen as 'public good'
                                                        1. Difficulties in prevention
                                                          1. many don't see it as a crime
                                                            1. privacy laws prevent investigation unless there is a suspicion
                                                              1. copying takes place in countries less regulated
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