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Data and Information as Property
Holmes, WN (2004) Data and Information as Property. Computer, 37 (5). 92, 90-91. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay reviews the history and nature of copyright and patent law and its application to digital technology, explaining that copyright relates to data and patents to information, traditionally industrial information. Some implications of the effects on intellectual property law of the enlargement of digital technology are canvassed.
|Keywords:||copyright, patent law, intellectual property, data, information, digital technology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer|
|Page Range:||92, 90-91|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1109/MC.2004.1297256|
A more formal version of this essay was published as essay 1.6 in the author's book "Computers and People" (Wiley, 2006). This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
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|Date Deposited:||18 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:19|
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