Directive on the legal protection of computer programs (2009)

Directive on the legal protection of computer programs (2009)

EU Member States must protect computer programs by copyright. Programs should be protected as literary works, within the meaning of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Computer programs include their preparatory design material. The protection provided for in Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the […]

Patents Act 1977

Patents Act 1977

The UK Patents Act 1977 establishes a new law of patents applicable to future patents and applications for patents, amends the law of patents applicable to existing patents and applications for patents and gives effect to certain international conventions on patents. The Patents Act 1977 is the main patent law in the UK. It sets out the legal rights […]

The Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992

The Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992

Reference: UK/1992/SI/3233 Under The Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992, board directors can be prosecuted for permitting the illegal copying of software or its use in their company. Legal protection of computer programs directive The Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992 implement the provisions of Council Directive No. 91/250/EEC (O.J. No. L122, 17.5.91, page 42) on the legal […]