Intellectual property rights and computer software

@inproceedings{Arms1986IntellectualPR,
  title={Intellectual property rights and computer software},
  author={William Y. Arms},
  booktitle={SIGU},
  year={1986}
}
At the Snowmass Conference in 1982, the keynote speech by Harlan Cleveland dealt with the question of intellectual property rights. I will not attempt to repeat the material he covered then, but he certainly convinced many of us that we do not really understand the correct reward system, so that people who create intellectual ideas or new concepts in the computing business are adequately and appropriately rewarded for those efforts. Over the last few years, since listening to that talk, what… CONTINUE READING