Posted Aug 25, 2012 16:45 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Copyright protection
Parent article: Mobile patent wars: Google goes on the attack
If you can show that some third-party program has been copied from your secret software then you are afforded full copyright protection... software is copyrighted from the moment it is written.
I stand corrected. I remember reading that the lifetime of a copyright is measured from time of publication. Is that still true? Does this mean the copyright is actually in force before the clock starts running?
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