Thursday, August 21, 2008

Copy Right Act_26

In some of the programs, the screens could be the most commercially significant aspect. Is it necessary to register the program screen separately from the underlying code?
Generally, all copyrightable expressions embodied in a computer program, including screen displays, are protectable. However, unlike a computer program, which is a literary work, screen displays are artistic work and cannot therefore be registered in the same application as that covering the computer program. A separate application giving graphic representation of all copyrightable elements of the screen display is necessary.

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