Question: Does copyright subsist in my computer program?
Copyright law only protects the original expression of ideas. Computer programs can be protected by copyright subject to the computer program having a human author. This means copyright protects the code of the computer program. This is separate and distinct from patents, which can be used to protect the function of the computer program.
Answered by Lisa Lee
Lisa practises in the areas of business and commercial law, intellectual property and contract law. Having previously worked in research and development, Lisa has a strong understanding on issues surrounding protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. She is passionate about arts and technology, and is attuned to issues surrounding e-commerce and online services.
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