COPYRIGHT AND PATENTS IN SOFTWARE



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Intellectual property includes works of the mind such as art, books, films, formulae, inventions, music, and processes that are distinctive and that are “owned” or created by a single entity.Intellectual Property is protected by copyright, patent, and trade secret.
A copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information.
A patent enables the inventor to take legal action against those who, without the inventor’s permission, manufacture, use or sell the invention during the period of time the patent is in force.
Among those which can be copyrighted and patented are software products.

The following information tells us about copyrights or patents enforced in software products:




· ABC 3GP/MP4 Converter
· ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3
· ADOBE READER
· ANY AUDIO CONVERTER
· AutoCad
· Autodesk
· CCLEANER
· COVERING WEB HYPERLINKS
· EMOTICON BY CINGULAR WIRELESS
· FIREFOX
· FREE MUSIC ZILLA
· GOOGLE CHROME
· Google Earth
· Google Talk
· iMESH
· ImTOO YOUTUBE VIDEO CONVERTER
· INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0
· iTUNES
· JAVA EMBEDDING PLUGIN
· KASPERSKY PURE
· MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1
· MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER
· MICROSOFT PAINT
· Microsoft takes on the free world
· PATENTS AND CONTROVERSIES
· PAY-PER-CLICK INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE ADVERTISING
· PHOTO MOSAIC
· PICASA 3
· PROGRESS BAR
· QUICKTIME PLAYER
· REAL PLAYER
· SKYPE
· SPECIFIC PATENTS
· VLC Media Player
· WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
· WINDOWS MESSENGER
· WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER
· WinZip
· YAHOO MESSENGER