Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : copyright

Extent Of Copyright Protection To Computer Software

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3783-3792

Computer software is the most prominent creations widely utilized and is
evolving at a very high rate. A software developer seizes a significant amount of time in
structuring, sequencing, organizing, and writing codes of computer software, but it only
takes a few minutes to copy the elements of computer software and misuse them; this
justifies the demand of a software developer for enhanced protection of both literal and
non-literal- elements of a computer program. Although patents, copyrights, and trade
secrets can be used to protect various aspects of computer software, this article deals only
with copyright protection of the computer software. The article analyses the extent of
copyright protections on literal and non-literal elements of the software. Furthermore, it
suggests some measures to enhance the copyright protections under Indian laws.