Gregory P. Stein, Vice Chair of Ulmer’s Data Privacy and Information Security Group, recently co-authored an article published in Landslide, a publication of the American Bar Association’s section of intellectual property. Covering computer program registration basics, how to determine which software versions to register, and an analysis of relevant case law, the article provides important insight for clients seeking to avoid potential missteps during copyright application and registration. An excerpt along with a link to the full article can be found below.
Reading the Tea Leaves: Practical Insights from Case Law on Software Copyright Registration
“Those new to registering copyrights in software often assume it will be a simple process—after all, the electronic copyright registration form is a short document with a few options to select, right? Deciding what to register can be a significant challenge, however, as can determining how best to provide some of the information required by the registration application form. The process requires understanding the scope of protection provided by a registration (which is critical to determining what should be registered), dealing with claim limitations for derivative works, and the deposit requirement.”
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